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Spear Phishing E-mail Alert


The IT Support Center continues to receive reports of different versions of spear phishing e-mail that is making its rounds to IUP users. The e-mail requests users to update their username and password via a Web link within the e-mail.

As you know, the IT Support Center or any other IUP technology support unit have been instructed not to request passwords, especially via e-mail. Users should never respond to these phishing attempts.

More information regarding spear phishing can be found on the Microsoft website.

See also:

Phishing for IUP E-mail Accounts
Information about spear phishing attacks on IUP E-mail accounts.
Spear Phishing Example
An example of a spear phishing message requesting an IUP E-mail username and password.
How to Submit a Spear Phishing Message to IT Support
Instructions on how to report a spear phishing attempt on your IUP e-mail account to help protect IUP’s e-mail environment.
Learn More about Spear Phishing
Use these online games, quizzes and websites to educate yourself so that you aren't a phishing victim.

Last modified on 7/18/2014 1:53:55 PM

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