December 20, 2013 2:55 P.M.
This is official information from Michigan Tech Information Technology Services.
A number of computers on campus have been compromised; as a result, some username/password combinations have been recorded and sent off campus. If you have received notification that you need to reset your password *please proceed immediately* to login.mtu.edu and do so. If you have used the same password for other sites you should reset those as well. Please note that this compromise involved a number of Linux servers and that SSH (secure shell) access to them may be temporary blocked or rerouted as those machines are being secured.
You will also find notices related to this at:
If you have any questions about this, please contact IT Help at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 487-1111.
Those notified received the following email:
From: Daniel de Beaubien
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:55:00
I am emailing to inform you that there have been a number of computers on campus that have been compromised and that a number of passwords have been recorded and sent off campus.
Because of this, you are being asked to reset your ISO password. There is no link in this email; you should never email your username and password.
To find out how to reset your Michigan Tech ISO password, please visit the Michigan Tech homepage and see the link in the blue box titled "Important Campus IT Security Information."
In order to verify that this email is genuine, please pay attention to the following:
- All information relating to this matter is on the Michigan Tech homepage; please visit that page and see the link in the blue box titled "Important Campus IT Security Information."
- There are no links in this email, nor does it ask you to email your username and password. (We will NEVER ask you to do this.)
- This information is also posted on the following campus web pages so you can further validate it:
Michigan Tech homepage
Michigan Tech IT Status page
Michigan Tech IT Facebook page
Michigan Tech IT Blog
(These links are provided via the Michigan Tech homepage)
If you have any questions about this, please contact IT Help at email@example.com or 487-1111