Warning: New Phishing Attempt 1/19/18

Posted January 22nd, 2018 at 9:03 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 alert you to an Email Server Upgrade and ask you to upgrade your account. This is a scam:

screen shot of recent scam email

There’s always a lot to do and think about at the beginning of a semester, and our attention is naturally divided. The timing of this phishing attack is likely intentional.

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.

Learn how to recognize scams by completing the Information Security Education Program and resolve to protect your digital privacy in 2018. This particular scam included a link to a website that was clearly not legitimate. For tips on spotting scammy web addresses: http://lits.blogs.brynmawr.edu/7712

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.

For more information, see Email Spam & Phishing.

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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