An official-looking spam claiming to be from NIU is reaching many NIU e-mail users. It is NOT sent by NIU. If you reply, or have replied, to this e-mail, you have put your e-mail account at risk for hacking and identity theft purposes. Even though the apparent return address is Northern Illinois University, the reply actually goes to an address outside the United States and is likely a criminal enterprise.
NIU will never ask you for your account and password information.
If you do respond to a request for a password and/or provided account information to someone inadvertently:
The first level of information security begins with each user. Safeguard both your own personal information and that of NIU.