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Notification of Server Breach Mistaken For Phishing Email 65

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-not-what-you-say-but-how-you-say-it dept.
netbuzz writes "Educause members and 7,000 university websites are being forced to change account passwords after a security breach involving the organization's .edu domain server. However, some initially hesitated to comply because the Educause notification email bore tell-tale markings of a phishing attempt. 'Given what is known about phishing and user behavior, this was bad form,' says Gene Spafford, a Purdue University computer science professor and security expert. 'For an education-oriented organization to do this is particularly troubling.'"
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Notification of Server Breach Mistaken For Phishing Email

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