ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your account is restricted 07.21.17
Posted: 07:45:48, Friday, Jul 21, 2017 Expiration: 07:45:48, Friday, Jul 28, 2017
The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message claiming that your account has been restricted due to unauthorized "sign-in your account [sic] from a new computer". You are then instructed to CLICK HERE to log in and "re-validate your mailbox". The message appears to come from the campus account of "Madison L. Hans".
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 email from "Madison L. Hans", please DELETE immediately.
- If you receive such an email from another sender, please NOTIFY the ITS Help Desk.
- 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 about this phishing attempt, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer
Created: 07:48:02, Friday, Jul 21, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 07:48:02, Friday, Jul 21, 2017 (by Deb M.)