Information Technology Services

Dear Campus Community,

The University was targeted in a malware attack recently carried out via an email address from random usernames?@umflint.edu.

The emails did not originate from our campus and were “spoofed”, meaning the sender address and/or name is faked.  This is done to make the victim believe the message is legitimate.  There will likely be more attacks of this variety.  If you are not expecting an attachment from the user who appears to have sent it (Even if it appears to be coming from someone you know) then please do not open any attachments from such messages.

If you are unsure you can call the user who sent the message to you, or contact the its helpdesk for advice.

It takes all of us working together to help safeguard the information and resources entrusted to us.

Below is an example email containing a .docm attachment was sent earlier today, if you believe you opened such a document please unplug your computer from the network and contact the ITS Helpdesk.

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From: Christian [mailto:Christian711@umflint.edu]

Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 8:20 AM

To: Your, Name <*********@umflint.edu>

Subject: FW: Documents Requested

Dear youruniqname,

Please find attached documents as requested.

Best Regards,

Christian

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Thank You