Warning: New Phishing Attempt 11/29

Posted November 29th, 2018 at 10:58 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 look like they’re coming from a Bryn Mawr College community member but are actually being sent by an unknown or outside email address. It’s no accident that scammers target institutions this time of year. As end of year deadlines approach (both academic and financial), criminals are hoping we will be distracted.

example 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.

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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