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Phishing and Malware Email Attacks Increasing

WVU Information Security Services reports increased incidents of phishing and malware e-mails hitting campus systems.

The first is a fake Amazon notice that a user account has been accessed, and requests the recipient to provide login information via a web link. Doing so will provide your information to identity thieves.

The second is a malware attack that pretends to be a scanned image zip file from a Xerox WorkCentre at WVU. The attachment contains the Zbot Zeus Trojan designed to steal confidential information including online credentials, passwords, banking information, etc. Delete these e-mails if you receive them.

Never provide your login credentials to a request via an unsolicited e-mail, and never open email attachments you did not request or cannot confirm with the original sender. Learn more at: http://defendyourdata.wvu.edu.