Tech Tip: Spam & Phish, never a good combination

A particularly tricky phishing email made it through our filters today. Remember to be careful when responding to email or clicking on a message. Read this blast-from-the-past Tech Tip, circa 2011, on figuring out what is a spam or a phishing attempt email:

 

http://helpdesk.blog.malone.edu/2011/09/29/phish-spam-and-various-other-foul-tasting-email/

 

Remember that our office will NEVER EVER ASK for your password. Below is more information about the spam that you may have seen earlier today…

 

If you find yourself having given your password out to someone through a phishing attempt, you should…

  • Change your password immediately. You can go to https://userid.malone.edu <–note the malone.edu address indicating that the link is legitimate. You can also go to malone.edu and use the “Account Management” link located under the Malone Xpress log in page.
  • Contact us at the IT Help Desk, letting us know that your account might have been compromised, so that we can monitor it for suspicious activity.

 

Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have any questions or issues. We can be reached via email at helpdesk@malone.edu , via the web at http://www.malone.edu/helpdesk or by phone at 330.471.8428.

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