Current Phishing Scams Reported at UHD
Migrating – 9/17
UHD IT Security has become aware of a new phishing email being distributed with the subject line "Migrating" . The sender is portrayed as originating from UHD. Users are directed to a fake Google form and asked to enter their login information. In the event that you receive a message fitting this description, close the message immediately and report it as spam to UHD Spam Admin.
Tax Time: Protect Personal, Financial, Tax Information
IR-2017-55, March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to be cautious and protect personal, financial and tax information, particularly at tax time.
This is the sixth in a series of 10 IRS tips called the
Tax Time Guide, designed to help taxpayers navigate common tax issues. This year’s tax-filing deadline is April 18.
The IRS urges taxpayers to be safe online and reminds them to take steps to help protect personal information and guard against identity theft. This is true all year long, but particularly at tax time, when taxpayers may anticipate hearing about a tax refund or the status of their return.
Upgrade - 12/15
UHD IT Security has become aware of a new phishing email being distributed with the subject line "Upgrade" . The sender is portrayed as originating from the UHD Help Desk. Users are directed to a fake website (similar to the UHD Outlook Web Access website) and asked to enter their login information. In the event that you receive a message fitting this description, close the message immediately and report it as spam to UHD Spam Admin.
Blackboard Malicious OneClass Chrome Extension - 12/13
Blackboard has issued a security advisory to inform Blackboard users about a malicious Chrome browser extension being distributed via phishing emails. The
One Class Chrome Extension attempts to collect users' usernames and passwords and also attempts to gather course information and email the users' classmates with additional links to the extension.
The content of the phishing email is:
"Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for <University Name> courses at
https://oneclass.com/s/signup. I highly recommend signing up for an account now that way your first download is free!"
For the safety of our campus and students please REPORT phishing messages to firstname.lastname@example.org then DELETE them immediately. Please bookmark this page for future reference, we will post all known instances.
If you responded to a phishing message, contact UHD IT Security immediately at email@example.com or call the help desk.