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A user account on our internal mail system has been hacked compromised and abused to send SPAM mails. The attack started around 2:40 p.m., Sun June 25th.
The cause of the SPAM attack has been identified as a cracked passwordpassword passed on by a Jacobs user due to a successful phishing attempt, the origin of the attack has been localized to an IP address range assigned to a Nigerian Internet service provider.