Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2019. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

ITS Alert: Active spear phishing campaign spoofs Chancellor Shields, Dr. Susan Hansen, Paige Smith

Posted: 11:38:58, Thursday, Feb 21, 2019   Expiration: 11:38:58, Thursday, Feb 28, 2019  

The ITS Help Desk has received numerous reports of a spear phishing messages that claim either Chancellor Shields, Dr. Susan Hansen, or Paige Smith has “a request I need you to handle immediately” and then asks you to "confirm your availability" by responding.

If you have received an email from any of these people titled, “FW: required”, please delete. Do not respond.

  • Chancellor Dennis Shields
  • Dr. Susan Hansen, interim associate vice chancellor for the Provost
  • Paige Smith, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

If you receive this message from any other account, please report it immediately to the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.

For additional information on phishing, check out these campus resources:

If you have questions about this attack or information security on campus, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu. 

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer

Created: 23:41:10, Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 13:42:34, Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 (by Deb M.)