Recently, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) received a report of a phishing email that appeared to be crafted to attack users in the Computer Science department. The phishers are trying to capture, at least, your UMBC password.. The Below is an example of the email. For privacy purposes, we removed the To field.
THIS WARNING IS NOT REAL!
DoIT will not ask you to “confirm your ownership” of your email account. If we ask you to change your password, we will direct you to my.umbc.edu or to webauth.umbc.edu, not to a non-UMBC site.
Saying that “This message is from a trusted sen der” should make you suspicious from the start. If someone walked up to you in the street and, instead of introducing themselves by name, simply told you that they were trusted, would you be comfortable?
Whoever wrote this seems to think that “sender” is two words.
PLEASE DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!
If you have already clicked the link and entered your password:
If you entered your UMBC password on the form, please change your password immediately.
If you entered your UMBC password and you used that same password for any other account(s) (e.g. Social Media, Online Banking, etc.), change the passwords on the account(s) immediately.
If you entered banking, credit card, or other information, please contact your bank or other financial institution immediately and report what happened.
If you entered personal information such as your address, phone number, etc., monitor your finances and be very careful about responding to suspicious phone calls, mail, text messages, etc.
If you have received any message similar to the one listed above, please forward it with its headers firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructions, visit https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.
If you need further assistance, please contact us at email@example.com.
Receive any suspicious emails?
Forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the email headers. For instructions, visit https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.
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