Thursday, April 29, 2010

WSU warns of phishing e-mail scam

Here's the note from the security office:

Another phishing e-mail scam designed to gain personal and confidential information, such as WSU log-ins and passwords, has been reported. This latest e-mail version may include wording such as “Error Code #WSUXXXXXX,” “Dear Email Account Owner,” “WSU Webmail” and/or “To complete your WSU.EDU email account upgrade.” Please remember that the University will never distribute an e-mail asking individuals to provide or verify WSU Network IDs or passwords.

It is best to assume that any e-mail asking for personal information, whether financial account numbers, log-ins or passwords, is not authentic. When in doubt, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 509-335-4357 or helpdesk@wsu.edu.

Students who suspect they have received a fraudulent phishing e-mail, text or voice message can contact the ITS Security Office at either abuse@wsu.edu or 509-335-3900.

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