New email header will alert individuals to probable phishing scams

Please note the following post from ITaP:

Due to the continual increase in phishing attempts targeting Purdue email accounts, ITaP has created a new email header that will alert Purdue mail users to probable phishing scams.

All individuals who use an @purdue.edu email address will be affected by this change. The alert will be added to the top of messages and will read as follows:

Please be advised that the email below contains a link associated with an identified phishing scam. Clicking on the link may harm your computer. If you believe your Purdue career account has been compromised, please contact your local academic IT support or the ITaP Customer Service Center at 765-494-4000 for help managing risk to you and the University.

For more information see:

http://www.itap.purdue.edu/newsroom/news/140114_phishing_header.html

Writer: Andrea Thomas, ITaP technology writer, 765-496-8204, thomas78@purdue.edu

Source: Mick Haberzetle, manager of messaging and application services, 765-496-1067, mick@purdue.edu

David Shaw, chief information security officer, 765-496-8289, shaw46@purdue.edu