ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your password will expire
Posted: 17:08:17, Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 Expiration: 17:08:17, Thursday, Nov 24, 2016
The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message warning you your password is about to expire. You are then instructed to "CLICK HERE to update". The message is addressed to someone other than the actual recipient and the sender is not a uwplatt account. If you receive this message, you were likely blind-copied (BCC'd).
Pioneers should remember that ITS will NEVER ask for your password in an email - or through a link from an email. Never, ever. SERIOUSLY. Also, when your password is actually about to expire, you will receive plain text reminders addressed to you - no links, no forms.
- If you receive such an email, please DELETE immediately.
- If you clicked on the link and logged in, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY and contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I tell a message is not legit?
We've mocked up real-life examples in the ITS Knowledge Base, including today's attempt.
-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer
Created: 17:10:12, Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 17:10:12, Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 (by Deb M.)