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ITS Update: Phishing attempt spoofs Office 365 login page

Posted: 11:21:06, Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016   Expiration: 11:21:06, Friday, Jul 22, 2016  

The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message advising you to "register you [sic] ID" to "help us eradicate...fake Emails". You are then instructed to follow a link to "Register your ID now". The link takes you to a very good imitation of the Office 365 login page.

Pioneers should remember that ITS will NEVER ask for your password in an email - or through a link from an email. Never, ever. SERIOUSLY.

  • If you receive such an email, please DELETE IT immediately.
  • If you clicked on the link and logged in, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY and contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400.

How can I tell the message a message is not legit?

We've mocked up real-life examples in the ITS Knowledge Base, including today's attempt.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer

Created: 11:23:16, Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 11:23:16, Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 (by Deb M.)