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ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your account was misused 06.16.17

Posted: 2017-06-16 11:24:12   Expiration: 2017-06-23 11:24:12

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2017-06-16 11:24:12. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

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 helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.
  • 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.

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