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Since this was published, phishing emails purporting to be from iTunes (example below) and LinkedIn have started appearing in users' mailboxes. OIT has made an annoucement regarding the increased phishing attacks ( and has published the following sites to help users differentiate between legitimate and phishing sites and how to get rid of spam/phishing email:

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: iTunes Store <>
To: <removed>
Sent: Friday, October 1, 2010 5:23:02 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Your receipt #700986522614

Billed To:
Order Number: 6 9 2 0 1 9 6
Receipt Date: 01/10/10
Order Total: $ 2 3 5 .99
Billed To: Store Credit

Item Number Description Unit Price

1 Whatever You Like [Digital 45]
Write a Review Report a Problem $ 4 9 2 .99

Subtotal: $ 5 8 2 .99
Tax: $0.00

Order Total: $ 4 1 7 .99

Please retain for your records.
Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order.

Apple Inc.
You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found at RecommendationsRecommendationsRecommendations

Kate Earl
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About Love

Illuminations - EP
Little Boots

Box Bottom

Account Information ? Purchase History

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GT users are receiving new email phishing attempts that attempt to persuade recipients to reply with identifying information (example below). Please be advised that these are not legitimate emails and should be deleted. If you receive an email like these, do not respond or follow the links.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Georgia Institute of Technology []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:03 AM
> To: <removed>
> Subject: Important Update
> Important Notice,
> This is to inform all GATECH Georgia Institute of Technology
> staffs/students that we intend
> upgrading our server for security reasons, to help block Spam mails
> and for better services in
> order to ensure that you don't experience poor/weak network. We are
> deactivating some
> accounts from our database which are suspected phishing accounts. You
> are to respond
> this alert to sincerely confirm that your account is still active on
> our database immediately
> with the following information-:
> Full Name:
> Password:
> Date of Birth (DoB):
> How many times have you change your Password:
> WARNING!!! The requested information is needed for identification
> purposes and to assign to
> our staffs/students best of services only. Account owners that refuse
> to respond to this alert
> his/her account will be deactivated permanently from our database.
> This message is from the
> IT department at GATECH Georgia Institute of Technology
> Copyright ? All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions
> Site Map. This email is
> intended only for the addressee and may contain confidential
> information, and is subject to
> disclaimers appearing on our website/service provider in particular
> the disclaimers on confi
> -dentiality, copying, viruses, accuracy and exclusions of liability.
> If you are not the intended
> recipient, please delete the email and any attachments and notify us
> by return email: