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Monday, October 31, 2011 

The Upgrade to the Student and HR Systems is now Complete

You may be the recipient of a malicious email that is attempting to steal your SacLink credential, DO NOT REPLY. The email will include the following text or something similar:


From: CSU Sacramento []

Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 4:11 PM

Subject: Emergency Email.

Dear: CSU Sacramento Webmail Subscriber,

We hereby announce to you that your email account has exceeded its storage limit. You will be unable to send and receive mails and your email account will be deleted from our server. To avoid this problem, you are advised to

verify your email account by clicking on the link below.

***Not a CSUS website link***

Thank you.

The California State University, Sacramento Management Team.


If you received the above email or a similar email DO NOT REPLY. Please forward this and any other suspicious emails to

Please note the following key indicators of a phishing or malicious email:

·          The email requests that you reply with your ID or password in email or by entering directly into a form linked to or in the email.

    The campus will never ask you to do this, but will rather send you to an official known website like our CSUS homepage.

·          The email is sent from a .com, .org, or .net address when you read the From field.

   Official notification will come from email addresses.

· The email contains typos and grammatical issues.


· The email is not addressed to you directly but instead to a generic or an incorrect recipient.  In the sample above note how “” is used instead of user names.

 Official broadcast emails from campus will usually have a known sent From address, such as Office of the President.

To find out more about phishing and other malicious emails please visit the campus Information Security webpage by opening up your browser