Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Friday, Jun 16, 2017. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your account was misused 06.16.17

Posted: 11:24:12, Friday, Jun 16, 2017   Expiration: 11:24:12, 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 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.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer

Created: 06:27:12, Friday, Jun 16, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 11:31:33, Friday, Jun 16, 2017 (by Deb M.)