Technology
SPAM E-mails

K-State is being hit hard with a very broad SPAM e-mail attack this week. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS!

 

These e-mails have subject lines such as:

 

  • Your friend has invited you to twitter!
  • You have received A Hallmark E-Card!
  • Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-78546325-658742
  • Jessica would like to be your friend in hi5!

 

And have attachements with names such as:

 

  • Invitation Card.zip
  • Postcard.zip
  • Shipping documents.zip

 

If you have tried to save or open these attachments, or feel your computer may have issues, please contact IET Tech Support at (785) 532-6270 or ksresupport@ksu.edu IMMEDIATELY to help stop the spread of this malicious activity.

 

It may be spread via e-mail and Removable Drives (Zip drives, USB drives, etc) as well. If you suspect a computer is infected, do not plug any drives into it, and have your IT support person check any drives that have been attached to it recently.

 

As a reminder, DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS that are unexpected. Confirm with the sender that there should be an attachment before opening any message.