Security Contact ITServices at 36666 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:54:03 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.queensu.ca/its/apps/feeds/feed/xhtml/id/6 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.

http://www.queensu.ca/its/security/EducationAndAwareness/phishing.html

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: www.truthcontest.com ~ 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.
Sincerely,

David A. Dodge
Chancellor
Queen's University

End of Phishing Message

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End-of-Life for Windows XP and Office 2003
This means that ITServices will no longer be able to provide support to anyone still using these products after this date. Windows XP users are now advised to upgrade their operating systems to a supported release of Windows 7 or 8, and to update to the current version of Microsoft Office.

For more information, including where to find the latest software and recommendations for upgrading, please read this announcement on the ITServices website: http://www.queensu.ca/its/news/january2014/win-xp.html
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