What is the issue?
Security Alert – Phishing attempt being circulated via the Internet
Phishing E-Mails are an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. E-Mail purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, banks, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.
When did the problem start?
On May 03, 2017 at approximately 3:31 PM the following message started circulating via Email: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EMAIL WILL COME FROM MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS.
BEGIN MESSAGE ****
END of MESSAGE ****
What are we doing?
Information Services is taking necessary steps to block and protect against this message.
How are the users affected?
By clicking on the link you will be directed to a website that is infected with malware or you will be asked to provide your username and password. Do not click on link or provide your user name and password.
Who is affected?
Faculty and Staff and Students
Is there anything that the affected users should do?
DO NOT click on the link or provide your username and password. Delete the message and empty it from your trash.
Who is the contact person?
If you have any questions or concerns or you feel your computer may have a virus or malware, please contact the Customer Service Center at 219-989-2888.