Dear Campus Community,
The University was targeted in a phishing attack recently carried out via a compromised email account.
The emails did not originate from our campus and were likely “spoofed”, meaning the sender address and/or name is faked. This is done to make the victim believe the message is legitimate. There will likely be more attacks of this variety. Even if it appears to be coming from someone you know, please do not open any attachments or click on any links from such messages.
If you are unsure you can call the user who sent the message to you, or contact the ITS Helpdesk for advice.
It takes all of us working together to help safeguard the information and resources entrusted to us.
Below is an example email containing a link sent earlier today. If you believe you clicked on this link please contact the ITS Helpdesk.
Date: September 24, 2016 at 11:04:41 AM EDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: umflint Outlook
Your umflint Outlook Exceeded it storage limit CLICK HERE TO UNBLOCK<https://docs.google.com/forms/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxPTeudvlP-4jBcmZP-aIsA/viewform> Fill and click SUBMIT for more space or you wont be able to send Mail.