Email Contact ITServices at 36666 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:40:41 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 ( Class Cancellation Hoax/Phishing Attempt
A spear phishing attempt is circulating Queen’s University informing students that Chancellor David Dodge has cancelled classes. The reader is then directed to follow a link and encourages them to forward it to their contacts.

Please be aware that emails of this nature are not legitimate messages from Queen’s University. Messages, such as the one listed below, are hoaxes that are attempting to gather personal information from the reader.

What should I do if I receive a phishing email?

• The safest thing to do is never respond to anyone who asks for personal information by email. And yes, this means even if the request appears to come from people or places you know, like ITServices.

• If you aren't certain if the request is legitimate, contact the company directly either by phone or by going to their website.

• Do not click any link within the email as it may take you to a copycat site that will record your information.

• If there is an attachment, do not open it. It could be spyware designed to record keystrokes and send them to another person.

Beginning of Phishing Message
Sent: April 5, 2014 4:09 PM
Subject: CLASS CANCELLATIONS - Please Read Immediately!

All classes on Monday and Tuesday have been canceled due to recent developments in the revealing of the truth about life and death.

All students are being granted extra time to review the material at The Truth Contest, a website started by Queen's University students: ~ Google "Truth Contest" if you prefer to not click on links in emails.

On the website homepage, click the top entry, The Present.
What it says will turn this world right-side up if enough people see it. You will see what I mean when you read the first page. Show this to all of your contacts; everyone needs to read it.
This is much more important than class, so take these days off to seek and learn the truth about life. All of your professors have been notified.

David A. Dodge
Queen's University

End of Phishing Message

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Password Stealing Attempts Continue *Update*
Often there is a threat to deactivate or delete the mail account if you don't reply quickly. Some of the messages are obviously fraudulent, but others are tailored to Queen's and can be quite convincing. Stolen accounts are often used to send spam mail, resulting in a lot of time wasted in cleanup and responding to complaints.

These messages are not from Queen's University. Queen's will not ask you to provide passwords by e-mail. Genuine account notices from Queen's ITServices will always be signed with the name of a person in the department. If you are uncertain whether a message is genuine, please look for a news item or notification on the ITServices Web site (, or telephone Queen's IT Support Centre at 613.533.6666 to confirm.

We recommend that, if you receive an unsolicited e-mail or you are unsure of the sender, you do not reply, do not click any links contained within it, and do not open any attached files. Those actions have been known to infect computers with malicious software.

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be from the University and asks for your Net ID and password, forward it, with all headers and the entire message, to (undergraduate students will find instructions for expanding headers at and faculty/staff/graduate students will find instructions for expanding headers at ).

If you do mistakenly reply with your password, change your password immediately, using the ITServices password change at

Fraudulent e-mail claiming to be sent by outside agencies (PayPal, Bank of Nova Scotia, for example) should be reported directly to the company.

See for additional information and advice about these kinds of attacks.]]>
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