Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Thursday, Aug 17, 2017. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

ITS Alert: Phishing attempt claims your account was "LOGIN" by Unknown IP

Posted: 09:06:58, Thursday, Aug 17, 2017   Expiration: 09:06:58, Thursday, Aug 24, 2017  

The ITS Help Desk has received reports of a phishing message claiming "your e-mail account was LOGIN [sic] by Unknown IP address". You are then instructed to CLICK HERE to validate the account. The message appears to come from the campus account of “Kyle Crawford” and leads to a login page with UW-Platteville image and logo. It even mentions the ITS Help Desk by name and contact information.

BOTTOM LINE: 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 "Kyle Crawford", 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, 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: 09:07:55, Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 09:07:55, Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 (by Deb M.)