Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

ITS Alert: Phishing attempts claim your account may be closed 10.04.17

Posted: 19:39:50, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017   Expiration: 16:31:33, Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017  

The ITS Help Desk has received reports of several very similar phishing messages claiming your account may be closed due to an "error". You are then instructed to UPGRADE NOW. The messages appear to come from the campus accounts of “Emilee M Bougie” or "Anna M Daly". The subject is either "Announcement!" or "Announcement!!", and the message addresses either "User" or "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 email from “Emilee M Bougie” or "Anna M Daly", 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. .

-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer

Created: 14:40:42, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 (by Deb M.)
Updated: 16:31:34, Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 (by Deb M.)