Virus-infected email reported to Information Technology
Information Technology has received a number of reports regarding computer viruses sent by email to university account holders.
If you have received the following examples, please delete them immediately:
- •email from “invitations @ twitter.com” with the subject “Your Friend Invited you to Twitter” including an attachment titled “invitationcard.zip”
- •Email from “resume-thanks @ google.com” with the subject “Thank You From Google!” including the attachment titled “cv-20100120-112.zip”
- •E-card notices from “e-cards @ hallmark.com”
Never open zip files you are not expecting to receive. When you receive a suspicious email like this, forward the note as an attachment (select the "forward as attachment" option from the GroupWise menu) to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm its legitimacy prior to opening an attachment.
Information Technology has submitted samples of these virus-infected emails to Symantec, UofL’s virus protection provider, so that they may create new virus definition files to catch these emails before they reach your inbox.