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ITS Update: Phishing attempt threatens to block messages 07.27.16

Posted: 2016-07-27 13:28:07   Expiration: 2016-08-03 13:28:07

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2016-07-27 13:28:07. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message alerting you that "your e-mail account was LOGIN [sic] by Unknown IP address". You are instructed to CLICK LINK BELOW to validate and verify your account or "your account will be temporary [sic] block". This message appears to come from the UW-Platteville account of "Ross P. Doyle".

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 a message from "Ross P. Doyle", please DELETE it immediately.
  • If you receive such an email from any other sender, please REPORT IT to the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 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.

Got questions? Contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.324.1400 or

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer