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Phishing Scam Targeting ISU

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 14:51

Warn_ComputerPhishing scams are a continual threat to be aware of. Currently, an email scam is targeting ISU users attempting to coerce users into giving up their personal data. The attempted scam, while older, can still mislead the unwary to giving up their ISU credentials.

The email, from “ISU Admin-Desk”, announces that ISU is upgrading webmail security and invited the user to update their account via a link in the email. It also contains a warning that failing to do so will render the user’s account inactive.

Clicking the link in the email will take the user to a site that looks similar to ISU webpages in color palette and contains images/logos from ISU resources. From there the victim is invited to enter their user details. All of this is a scam, intended to fleece the unwary of their ISU computer account credentials.

ISU IT services has never asked users for their account information in order to upgrade our web and email services.

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