Georgia Highlands College RSS Information Security https://www.highlands.edu Georgia Highlands College RSS Information Security Fri, 03 Feb 2012 03:19:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://www.highlands.edu/site/rss/?feed=12 <![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- Concerning Mailbox quota]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=729 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:46 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=729 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Wednesday, May 25th:

 

Subject: Concerning Mailbox quota

You have used 1.94 GB of mailbox space. At 2 GB you won't be able to send or receive emails. 

 

For more space click [redacted], login to your account, and resolve this issue.

 

Mail Desk

 


 

Do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your password via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

Phishing scams typically redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- RE: ITS Help Desk]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=716 Fri, 06 May 2016 21:41:02 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=716 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Friday, May 6th:

 

To All 


We have currently upgraded our Server to 100GB inbox space and we are suspecting phishing email from your account .
 Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space and to avoid your account been block.
 
 Your emails won't be delivered by our server, unless email account is confirmed. protecting your email account is our primary concern, for account update 
 (Web Mail) Click on [redacted]

Any questions please contact the IT Help-desk.
IT Routine System
Copyright (c)2016 ITS Help Desk

 

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.

Copyright (c)2016 ITS Help Desk


 

Do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your password via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

Phishing scams typically redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

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<![CDATA[Phone Scam - Individual(s) Impersonating Trusted Vendors]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=712 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:00:10 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=712 We've received reports of calls from individuals asking for information about our existing contracts. These callers are identifying themselves as support representatives for trusted vendors and it is likely they are trying to receive fraudulent payments from GHC. Exercise caution when receiving phone calls from vendors and verify the identity of an unfamiliar representative before giving payment information or consent over the phone.

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- Fwd: 2016 ITS Help Desk]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=711 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:58:53 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=711 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Tuesday, April 26th:

 

To All 

 

We currently upgraded our Server to 50GB inbox space. Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space.

Your emails won't be delivered by our server, unless email account is confirmed.

protecting your email account is our primary concern,

for account update (Web Mail) Click on Outlook Web Access

should you have any questions please contact the IT Helpdesk.

 

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.

Copyright (c)2016 ITS Help Desk


 

Do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your password via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

Phishing scams typically redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- Fwd: URGENT STAFF MESSAGE]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=699 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 8:35:21 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=699 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Tuesday, April 5th. An example of the message follows:

 

 

Attention,

Your Password Expires in 2 hours you are to change your Password below via the ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT PAGE.

Click on CHANGE-PASSWORD

If Password is not changed in the next 2 hours your next log-in access will be declined.

If you do find any difficulties to Changing your Password please contact the ITS Helpdesk.

Regards,

ITS Helpdesk. 


 

Do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your password via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

Phishing scams typically redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- Invoice Payment Requests (subject varies)]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=693 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:37:29 +0000 Ian Fleming https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=693 The following phishing scam was reported to us on Friday, March 18, 2016. An example of the message follows:

Dear Valued Client,

Please find your sales form below. If you need to remit payment, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your business - we appreciate it very much.

 

Sincerely,

CSR PLC

 


 

Do NOT respond to this email or open the RTF file attachment included in this email. If you have already done so, please immediately change your account credentials via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external (non-highlands.edu) website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

 

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