ITS Alert: Phishing attempt asks for account verification 06.15.17
Posted: 10:32:50, Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 Expiration: 10:32:50, Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
The ITS Help Desk has received over 100 reports of a phishing message asking you to verify your account information or lose access. You are then instructed to VERIFY by clicking a link and entering information on a mocked-up form. The message appears to come from the uwplatt account of "Kristen Grender".
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 emai from "Kristen Grender", please DELETE immediately.
- If you receive such an email from another sender, please REPORT it to the ITS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you clicked on the link and logged in, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY and contact the ITS Help Desk.
How can I tell if 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 regarding this phishing attempt, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or email@example.com.
-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer
Created: 05:33:54, Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 10:34:19, Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 (by Deb M.)