Security Alert

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below.

The University of Alabama will never ask for this sort of information. Please delete this message if you have received it. If you have replied to this message, please change your myBama password as soon as possible. Contact the IT Service Desk at (205) 348-5555 or if you have any questions.

From: The University of Alabama <>
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Subject: The University of Alabama IT Service Desk

Dear crimson mail user,
We have detected an unusual signing in of your email account from a
different location and   messages that trigger our spam folder so we
are verifying all The University of Alabama email address to carry out
a spam arrest quarantine programme on our database. To enable us carry
out this service within 24 hours, you are to provide these
Full Name:-
Confirm Password:-
Phone Number:-

Note: The University of Alabama IT Service Desk will suspend all email
account who did not perform this exercise as it will be seen and taken
as an   illegal email account.

The University of Alabama IT Service Desk
Copyright © 2015 The University of Alabama | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Windows 10

On July 29th, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 to consumers. The Office of Information Technology is strongly discouraging users from updating to Windows 10 in these first few months.

At this time, some essential products like McAfee Virus Scan are confirmed to be incompatible with the new operating system, and a number of administrative and security functions may not work until further updates are made. Using Windows 10 without proper anti-virus support may expose both your machine and others in the network to security risks.

OIT anticipates that Windows 10 is likely to be safe to use in a few months, and further communication will be made at that time.

June 15th, 2015: There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt for the Berjaya Foundation.

If you haven’t already please deleted it.

There isn’t an AOL email address for the legitimate Berjaya Foundation located in Malaysia.

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