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Re: Calendar Reminder
From: "McLaughlin, Bryan S." <bmclaughlin () CREIGHTON EDU>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:48:31 +0000

James, I saw my first 'spam' calendar invite last week on our campus.  It is alarming because most users are not 
suspicious of calendar invites like they are strange emails.  Thanks for your post, I suppose we can expect more of 
these in the future.

Bryan McLaughlin
Information Security Officer
Creighton University
bmclaughlin () creighton edu

-----Original Message-----
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of James 
Farr
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11:15 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Calendar Reminder

We had a user today receive a strange calendar reminder.  This was in Google Calendar.  The settings were enabled to 
add all new requests to the calendar automatically.  I have not seen this before and wanted to share it with the group. 
I made a post on my Info Security Facebook page to alert our campus.  "Just because your calendar tells you to do 
something, you do not have to do it."  I can just imagine someone not going to a meeting a quoting me.

Unfortunately the original message is gone, so I cannot quote it.  It did want her to send money to Guatemala via a 
bank in Africa.

James Farr
Information Security Officer
Instructional Technologist
Utica College
jfarr () utica edu
315-223-2386


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