Phishing Scam: Update Your Account
|Event Type:|| ADVISORY
Monday, July 01, 2013
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Ann Marie Krupski
Recently an email has circulated campus claiming to be from the ITS department regarding the college's email system. This message is actually a phishing scam attempt to get your account password. An example of the message is listed below. Please delete any email messages you receive of this nature. If you clicked on the link and provided them your information, please reset your password immediately at password.trincoll.edu. If you ever have a question as to the validity of a message you receive, please contact the Help Desk (students x2007, faculty and staff x2100).
From: Trinity College [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:13 AM
Subject: Re: Update Your Account
Dear Trinity College Email User,
We have told you many time to update your account and you have fail to update which have now make us to give
you this last chance to update your account by clicking the bellow link:
Open the above link fill it out correctly and submit then complete the instruction from the site till you completely
update your account.
Update your account with the above link or your account will be short down.
Copyright © 2013 Trinity College 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT 06106 | Tel. 860.297.2000
What are the clues that this is a phishing scam?
- The sentence structure is grammatically incorrect.
- If you hover over the hyperlink, you will see a non-Trinity web address (secure.mailjol.…).
- The ITS department will never solicit you for your usernname and/or password.
- It is highly unlikely that the ITS department would disable people's email accounts if they failed to act in general.