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Virus-infected email reported to Information Technology

by UofL Today last modified Feb 25, 2010 12:08 PM

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 secureit@louisville.edu  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. 


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