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—–Original Message—–
From: helpdesk00@wesleyan.edu [mailto:helpdesk00@wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:04 PM
Subject: [SPAM=18.8] Protect Your Account Now

Wesleyan University Webmail System is warning you for the last time that your password have reach his time-limit. For security purposes, please CLICK HERE <link removed> to re-validate your account.

Note: Failure to do so would affect access to His/Her email account from 15th of April 2017.


Dragon will be unavailable between 10:45  and 11:15 PM on Tues, April 18.  Please be sure to save any files prior to this time.

—–Original Message—–
From: USPS [mailto:test@familiesonline.co.uk]  <–NOT A Wesleyan ADDRESS
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 3:48 AM
Subject: Parcel intercepted

PO BOX 555, NEW YORK NY 10116-0555

This is to notify you that we have intercepted your parcel from USPS COURIER SERVICE is making the delivery and we have stopped the delivery process for some security reasons stated below:

Our scanning system has detected that your parcel contains a confirmable CARD to the tune of US$6,500,000.00 USD.Such parcel coming from African /Europe/Asia is been verified by the postal inspection service.

Also for the Delivery of the Parcel to continue, you are in obligation to obtain from Spain, a Duly Sworn Affidavit from Spanish High Court which will back up the Origin of Fund. This is in line with the Anti-Terrorist Campaign which the USA Government has embarked on recently to protect our Territory from future attacks. You should therefore contact the sender of the CARD or the USPS Courier Agent in Madrid Spain to get the Sworn Affidavit for you while we wait to receive from you the Affidavit File Number to enable us forward your CARD to your address.

Below is his contact information. Note that the cost of the Affidavit is
US$198 and do not hesitate to remit the amount to him.

Name: Mr Shane Ambrose
Email address:

We shall then forward the CARD to you and you will be sure of a genuine CARD that is coming to you. We are doing this for your interest considering the rate which fraudulent and stolen checks/CARD are been sent to our innocent citizen that most times put them in problem.

Your urgent action on this notice will be appreciated.

Chief Postal Inspectors

—–Original Message—–
From: UNI WEB. [mailto:amit@icapl.com]  <—THIS IS NOT A Wesleyan address
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:12 PM
Subject: ****SPAM*(9.5)**** Dear Webmail Account Owner,

Dear Webmail Account Owner,

This is our second message to you from the University Webmail Messaging Center to all email account owners.

We are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance,upgrade of our web mail service and we are changing our mail host server,as a result your original password will be reset.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To complete your webmail email account upgrade, you must reply to this email immediately and provide the information requested below.
E-mail Address:
User Name/ID:
Re-type Password:
Failure to do this will immediately render your email address deactivated from the University Webmail.
This E-mail is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended Recipient please accept our apologies; Please do not Disclose, Copy or Distribute Information in this E-mail or take any action in Reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be Unlawful.

Please inform us that this Message has gone astray before deleting it.

Thank you for your Co-operation.

Copyright ©2011 University Webmaster. All Rights Reserved

ITS has narrowed down the cause of this morning’s network outage to a problem on our Internet firewall.   We are working with our vendor and Cisco to prevent it from re-occurring.

11:30 AM
ITS experienced a major system outage on the primary (core) network switches that made all network services unavailable for about 15 minutes.  We are investigating the cause of this issue and will report back to the community.   Services are now coming back online.  We will update the community as we know more.

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The following phish has been reported to security@wesleyan.edu.


To All Employees\Staff,

Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved

with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email,

shared calendar,web-documents and the new 2016 anti-spam version.

Kindly use the link below to complete your 2017 Outlook Web-mail User authentication form.

CLICK on Outlook Web Access to update immediately.

IT Service Desk Support

There has been a significant increase in phishing emails and compromised accounts.  Please be diligent and alert when reading email.  If there is any doubt, you may contact any member of ITS staff for confirmation on whether a message is legitimate.

Some information about phishing is available here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/its/security/phishing.html

If you do click on a suspicious message, please change your Wesleyan password immediately and report it through service.wesleyan.edu.

There were two prevalent phishing emails that circulated widely through the Wesleyan community.  One from meisner@wesleyan purporting to share a document via Dropbox and one claiming to be from payroll with a disguised link.  Neither are legitimate.  Please do not click any links.  If you you do click the links, please change your Wesleyan password and notify ITS via service.wesleyan.edu.

ITS is working on an issue which has disrupted many services including WFS.  Some are offline and others are very slow.  We are in the process of restoring them now while we continue to research the root cause.

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