RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- "Unrecognized Login Warning" Phishing Emails

RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- "Unrecognized Login Warning" Phishing Emails

 

Why am I receiving this message?

RIT email users have received a phishing attack that mimics an RIT official message:

If you've received a message with the Subject Line: Important Notification or with no subject line but referencing unauthorized use of your email account, please delete it.   

How do I know this is a phishing attempt?

  • ITS does not send out emails with links to correct your login details. 
  • You'll note that the link included in the email does not link to an RIT address, although it's very similar. (We've removed the link from this example.)
  • The phish uses a common technique of trying to impart a sense of urgency and trying to get you to supply the requested information quickly. (If RIT was issuing an alert, you would have received information through RIT Message Center, among other official channels.
  • For more information about Phishing, please visit the RIT Information Security Phishing page.