Warning: New Phishing Attempt 7/25/17

Posted July 25th, 2017 at 10:19 am.

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members.

Be on the lookout for messages that warn you about a health scare and ask you to click a link to view or download, and then to log into an unknown site disguised as a Bryn Mawr College site. This is a scam:

Do not click links or respond in any way. If you hover over the View | Download link, you’ll see that it goes to an unknown site, not a Bryn Mawr web address. Delete the message or report it as Phishing in the Outlook Web App. If you believe you’ve given your information to a phisher, immediately change your password and contact the Help Desk.

Email scams come in many forms. While we work to keep you informed, attacks are increasingly diverse and sophisticated. It’s not possible for us to warn you of every message before you see it. Be cautious and suspicious. If you ever have a question or suspicion, the Help Desk is pleased to help verify messages.

Learn how to recognize scams by completing the Information Security Education Program: http://lits.blogs.brynmawr.edu/7100

For more information:

Email Spam & Phishing: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2499
SCAMALOT! Part IV: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/6514

Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

Filed under: Announcements by Melissa Cresswell

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