Avoid falling for Targeted Spam masquerading as originating from the ITaP Exchange Admins

Author: sundeep rao
Event Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 2pm
Affected Groups: All Exchange users
Type of Outage: Software
Contact Phone: 44000
Campus Group: ITaP
REMEMBER: No IT group at Purdue such as ITaP or ECN will ever send legitimate e-mail messages asking you for a password or to click through to a purported verification web site.

Text of spam reads:



ITAP Exchange

We detected irregular action on your e-mail system on January 24, 2013.

As the Primary owner, you must verify your account activity before you can continue using your account, and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.

click on the link below:

https://owa.purdue.edu/owa/ [THIS LINK POINTS OFF CAMPUS]

You can also forward your mail from any other e-mail accounts to your Webmail account so that your contacts won't have to memorize a new e-mail address and you can access all of your mail in one place.  You can find forwarding instructions for your other e-mail accounts in their online documentation.

Webmail service has reserved a system maintenance window of Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. that will be used only if Webmail service needs to perform any work that will take the system off-line. Otherwise, the e-mail system will be available around the clock.

Thank You,

ITAP Exchange Admins