ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your account was misused 06.16.17
Posted: 10:24:12, Friday, Jun 16, 2017 Expiration: 10:24:12, Friday, Jun 23, 2017
The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message "strongly recommending" that you "update your Uwplatt Email" account now" for security reasons. You are then instructed to "CLICK Uwplatt Login" and enter your account information on a mocked up form. The message appears to come from the uwplatt account of "Bailey N Treppish". The subject may be your own email address OR "Dear Uwplatt Customer!"
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 "Bailey N Treppish", 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, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or email@example.com. You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.
-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer
Created: 05:27:12, Friday, Jun 16, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 10:31:33, Friday, Jun 16, 2017 (by Deb M.)