OIT is aware of two separate phishing email attacks that are targeting campus users today (Thursday, April 3). These messages refer to:
- an upcoming increase in quota; and
- pruning inactive accounts.
Neither of these messages are legitimate and customers should ignore them.
One of the messages claims to come from the NC State Help Desk and includes a link to a login page that does a decent job of recreating the University’s login page. OIT reminds users to verify a link BEFORE clicking on it by hovering over the link in a desktop browser. In this case, users will see that the link is NOT actually a University Web page and should not enter their Unity ID and password on this page.
The subject lines of these email messages are:
“To all Students.Staff and Faculty Of NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY”
If you believe your account has been compromised, please contact the NC State Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-515-HELP (4357). For additional information regarding phishing, please see:
Please see the SysNews post for additional updates.