I⁢ Warns Campus of Computer Worm

Instructional & Information Technology warns that a variant of a world-wide computer worm has hit the campus. E-mail messages purporting to be from “Csupomona Security Department Assistant” are fraudulent. The subject is usually titled “*IMPORTANT* Please Validate Your Account.”

This is a variant of the Mytob worm, Mytob.bi. Do not open or link from these files. Although they may appear to be legitimate, these e-mails are not from any computer security person on campus. The worm has infiltrated some computers, and it is using the infected computers' address book to send messages to others.

To avoid these types of computer infections, make sure virus and spyware definition files are up to date. For more information, contact I&IT Help Desk at (909) 869-6776.