A new phishing scam hits WSU campus
PULLMAN, Wash - A new phishing scam is hitting Washington State University employee email boxes, attempting to collect people's account information.
This current phishing scam appears to be relevant to WSU; however it refers to Wayne State University a different WSU, which appears to be the primary target. Regardless it has been seen on our campus by several individuals in different departments.
It will show as from "C&IT Help Desk [mailto:Bernardstamm@orange.fr]” with the subject line of "Urgent Notice!” and contains the following message:
The password for your WSU AccessID, will expire in 3 days.
This could affect your access to Wayne State computing systems such as WSU Pipeline, Blackboard, Wayne Connect, or [link removed for security].
WSU Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) encourages you to login below to remain active:
[link removed for security]
If you need assistance with the password change, or want to confirm the validity of this message, please call the C&IT Help Desk at (313) 577-4778.
Computing & Information Technology (C&IT)
Wayne State University
What to do
Here's what to do. If you do not reply to the email, then you are fine there’s nothing more you need to do. If you did click on the link, but didn’t enter any personal information, (such as your Network ID or password), then the phishers will not have your account information and there’s nothing more you need to do.
However, if you responded to the phishing email and entered your Access ID or Network ID and password or any other personal information, the phishers will have collected that information, and you should take immediate and appropriate action. The IS Security Office recommends that you change your password immediately and contact the IS Help Desk at 509-335-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your protection, the IS Security Office recommends that you never respond to requests for personal information that may be contained in suspicious emails, voice messages, or text messages. It is best to assume any solicitation of personal information employing these methods, is not authentic.
For further assistance or questions please contact your departmental IT support staff or the Help Desk at 509-335-4357 or email@example.com.