April 4, 2008
Colleges Are Targets of E-Mail Scam
An e-mail scam has hit thousands of users at dozens of colleges over the past few weeks, leaving network administrators scrambling to respond before campus computer accounts are taken over by spammers.
Students, professors, and staff members at the affected colleges received e-mail messages that purport to come from the colleges' help desks, asking users to reply with their log-in and password, and in some cases other personal information including birth date.
But the messages