Warning: New Phishing Attempt 10/16/17

Posted October 16th, 2017 at 2:22 pm.

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

Phishing messages can come from a Bryn Mawr College community member whose account has been compromised. Do not assume a message is legitimate just because it is coming from an @brynmawr.edu address. Be on the lookout for suspicious messages, including those that threaten to make changes to your account, like this:

screen shot of phishing message

Do not click links or respond in any way. 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/7927
For more information on Email Spam & Phishing: http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2499

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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