Email With Numbers Only In Subject And Body
Campus email users have been receiving a new variety of spam (junk
e-mail) with a subject line containing a number (e.g., 1545453) and a
message body containing another different number with fewer digits
(e.g., 969). The messages do not contain any other text or attachments,
and the From: and To: fields often contain the same @vcu.edu address.
Technology Services (TS) suspects the messages are malformed virus or
spam messages. The messages do not appear to be harmful but users are
advised to delete them as they arrive.
The current problem appears to be widespread and is happening at other
institutions. TS is monitoring external sites for additional
information and will work to eliminate these emails at the anti-spam