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ITS Update: Phishing attempt spoofs Office 365 login page

Posted: 2016-07-19 11:21:06   Expiration: 2016-07-22 11:21:06

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2016-07-19 11:21:06. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

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.

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-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer