Phishing Continues to Be a Problem at Mason

Posted: June 7, 2010 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: June 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm

A new wave of “phishing” e-mails has recently hit Mason. These e-mails may appear to come from Mason, but they include unconventional phrases, such as “Dear Valuable Student” or “Dear Gmu User” or “Urgent Message from the Messaging Center.”

The ITU Security Office reminds Mason faculty, staff and students to delete these bogus e-mails immediately. Definitely do not reply to the e-mail, click on any links in the e-mail or provide any personal information, such as your password or personal login information.

Mason never asks for personal information via e-mail.

E-mail accounts that have been compromised through phishing attacks may be shut down, creating inconveniences for all staff members concerned.

For more information on phishing and other computer security issues, see the ITU Support Center website.

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