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ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Posted: May 26

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

WARNING! The campus is seeing a phishing scheme telling users: "Your "ECU.EDU" account has triggered an alert on our database, and incoming emails are being rejected, & your account will be permanently shutdown in the next 8 hours. Kindly here to update, and release incoming messages."

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.

Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.

If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.

Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.

Important Phishing Scheme Information

Posted: May 25
We have experienced another phishing scheme on campus telling users that "Your Email account is about to expire". If you clicked on the link, typed in your email address, and clicked "Verify", you may have downloaded a virus on to your computer. If this happened, please change your password immediately. Then update your antivirus software and scan your computer.

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it.


Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.

If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.

Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.

Phishing Schemes on Campus Today

Posted: May 23

We are experiencing several phishing schemes on campus at this time. Please do not click on the 'click here' listed below that was distributed in the previous notification AND any other unfamiliar links that you may receive. We are blocking these schemes as quickly as we can identify the origination and the compromised accounts. Please note, we can only block links on campus which means we need your vigilance in scrutinizing websites and links that are unfamiliar to you to help avoid falling prey to phishing schemes.

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.

From: ITCS Notifications [mailto:itcsnotifications@ecu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:43 PM
To: ITCS Notifications <ITCSNOTIFICATIONS@ecu.edu>
Subject: ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

WARNING! The campus is seeing another phishing scheme claiming to come from the ITCS Help Desk and telling users: "There was a phishing attack on our database, with reference to updating your "Office365 License", If you received the message in your mailbox, kindly click here to retrieve your mailbox, as we are currently shutting down mailboxes, and over 250 mailboxes has been permanent closed in the past two (2) hours, and we are sorry for any inconveniences."

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.

Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.

If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.

Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Posted: May 23

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WARNING! The campus is seeing a phishing scheme telling users: "There was a phishing attack on our database, with reference to updating your "Office365 License", If you received the message in your mailbox, kindly click here to retrieve your mailbox, as we are currently shutting down mailboxes, and over 250 mailboxes has been permanent closed in the past two (2) hours, and we are sorry for any inconveniences."

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.

Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.

If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.

Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Posted: May 23

ECU ITCS Security Alert - Phishing Scheme

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

WARNING! The campus is seeing a phishing scheme claiming to be from the ITCS Help Desk and telling users:"Kindly follow this URL ... to extend your ECU office365 License, which is set in our database to expire in the next 12 hours, and upon expiration, your account and files will be deleted from our database within 24 hours .
With every good wish
Sincerely,
Matt Powell, Help Desk Manager.
"

If you receive one of these emails, please ignore and delete it. If you clicked on the link in the email you should change your passphrase immediately.

Reminder: ITCS reminds the campus to avoid e-mail scams, hoaxes and Phishing schemes circulating on the Internet and to not provide their password in response to such emails. Scams purporting to be from East Carolina University, Service Helpdesk, ECU IT, ECU Helpdesk, the Web Master, Webmail, the IRS, Your Financial Institution, etc. are bombarding e-mail mailboxes. Although IronPort blocks the majority of such e-mails, some scams successfully reach your e-mail mailbox.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited e-mail. Don't open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the e-mail message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an e-mail hoax or scam. Just delete it! You can always contact the IT Help Desk to verify the authenticity of an e-mail. ITCS will post our announcements at www.help.ecu.edu, users can go there to verify the authenticity of an IT related announcement.

If you have provided personal or sensitive information in response to an e-mail scam and don't know what to do, please contact ECU's IT Help Desk at 328-9866 or www.help.ecu.edu.

Visit the IT Security website, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/phishing-scams.cfm for examples of e-mail scams and additional information on avoiding them.