Warning: New Phishing Attempt 10/12/18

Posted October 12th, 2018 at 2:24 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.

Be on the lookout for messages signed by a Bryn Mawr College community member, but that are actually coming from an off-campus email address. Be particularly wary of those instructing you to download an attachment or respond in any way. This is a scam:

Do not click links, open/download attachments, 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.

For more information:

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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