A new phishing e-mail that appears to come from a WVU source is making the rounds on campus. This attack is particularly dangerous because it claims to support the current WVU implementation of the new e-mail system that is replacing Groupwise. Recipients should notice the e-mail doesNOT come from an official WVU e-mail address. It threatens dire consequences such as, ”?this is the last notification before deletion” and the web link provided does NOT go to an official WVU resource. These are all clear indicators of a phishing attack. Be skeptical! Forward suspicious e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org for validation. To learn more about phishing attacks see http://it.wvu.edu/security/defend-your-data/iss-announcement-002.
Many WVU users are reporting e-mails warning that their mailbox is “becoming too large. The current size is 500MB.” The message “From” header appears to come from the helpdesk of Syracuse University, and the web link provided goes to a jimdo.com website. Obviously, neither is a WVU resource. Please, ignore and delete this e-mail! If you entered your information on the jimdo.com form, contact the OIT Service Desk immediately in order to re-secure your account. For more tips on recognizing phishing attacks go to http://defendyourdata.wvu.edu