Dear Campus Community,
The University was targeted in a malware attack recently carried out via an email address Chitra Anantharaman <chitra.anantharaman@XXXX.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. Even if it appears to be coming from someone you know, please do not open any attachments or click on any links 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 link sent earlier today. If you believe you clicked on this link please contact the ITS Helpdesk.
The Office of IT Infrastructure has upgraded storage access to increase the protection of data assets and system performance Click on: Faculty & Staff Email to upgrade storage
“This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify the system manager and delete it from your system. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Institute. The recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. ICSI accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this Email.”