Watch Out for Active Phishing Attempts on Campus

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 or 919-515-HELP (4357). For additional information regarding phishing, please see:

Please see the SysNews post for additional updates.