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Sounds like a lame attempt at "spear phishing" i.e. personally directed human engineering attacks targeting key players within an organization trying to trick them into installing something or revealing information.


On Apr 12, 2012, at 12:52 PM, Bryan Fleming wrote:

> I've been getting a bunch of calls from phone number "234567890" (yes 9 digits) on my cell phone which would call and then ask you to hold.  Hung up on it a few times but on number 5 or 6 I wanted it to go away so I waited.  A woman came on and I think (very difficult to understand through her accent) was telling me that my computer was sending out a lot of viruses on the network.  I think they wanted me to buy some software or something.  Would have strung it out more for amusement but I just couldn't understand her.  Told them never to call me again and haven't heard from them in a day or so.  So something else to be aware of.
> 
> -Bryan
> 
> On 4/12/2012 10:32 AM, Alison Merel Pechenick wrote:
>> On a related note, beware of a phone scam, apparently targeted at VT phone numbers, claiming that your Vermont credit union debit card has been locked, and please enter your 16-digit number to reinstate.
>> 
>> 
>> Quoting Dean Williams <[log in to unmask]>:
>> 
>>> Thanks, Deb.
>>> 
>>> SAA is working on countermeasures, and we've published a brief alert (oops, bad term) at:
>>> 
>>>   http://www.uvm.edu/it/?Page=news&storyID=13571&category=ets

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