Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

ITS Alerts: Phishing attempt claims funds will be deposited, requests authentication 12.27.16

Posted: 14:02:39, Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016   Expiration: 14:02:39, Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017  

The ITS Help Desk has received numerous reports of a phishing message claiming to confirm a payment and informing you that funds will be deposited to your bank account. You are then instructed to verify your password by opening an attachment and logging into a web portal at an unknown address that spoofs the Outlook login page.

  • If you receive such an email, please DELETE immediately.  
  • If you opened the attachment and logged in with your campus username and password, CHANGE YOUR CAMPUS PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY and contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.
  • If you logged in using other account information, e.g. a bank account, CHANGE THE PASSWORD FOR THAT ACCOUNT and contact the banking institution directly.
While this attempt refers to your bank account, Pioneers are reminded that ITS will never ask for your password in an email - directly or via link or attachment.  Never, ever.  SERIOUSLY!

ALERT 12.27.16 6:30AM - PHISHING ATTEMPT OFFERS ONECLASS

Learn@UW at UW System informs us of a phishing attempt that includes a malicious "OneClass" Chrome Extension. If installed, this extension may send email on your behalf or attempts to collect your user credentials. More details are posted on the Desire2Learn landing page at http://www.uwplatt.edu/desire2learn

  • If you receive an email with this message, DELETE IMMEDIATELY.
  • If you clicked on the link and/or entered credentials, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608-342-1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.


HOW CAN I TELL IF A MESSAGE IS NOT LEGIT?


If you have questions regarding this phishing attempt or any suspicious email, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer

Created: 08:09:16, Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 14:11:00, Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 (by Deb M.)