With the start of the new school year, we have seen an increase malicious actors have been busy, leading to a rise in phishing and spamming attempts. The University email system directs (by default) emails identified as spam to the junk mail folder. As such, we ask that you remain cautious when opening emails in this folder.
Here are two examples of recent phishing attempts that have occurred at the University:
This example starts out asking for a cell phone number, then quickly progresses to the ‘get me some gift cards’ scam. If you are unsure, verify the request before providing any information.
The following phish is crafted to look legitimate, with the exception that the Technology Support Center would never send out a notice threatening deactivation of any account without additional context. This phish is an attempt to steal user login credentials. If the user hit ‘Click Here’ they would be redirected to a page to enter login credentials, which would then be used by the malicious actor to attempt to gain access to University systems. Again, if in doubt, please verify a request before providing any information.