RIT Information Security Alert--RIT E-mail Service Update Phishing Attack

VIrus AlertRIT Information Security Alert--RIT E-mail Service Update Phishing Attack

 


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: RIT E-mail Service Update, please delete it. Here's a screenshot of the phish that's currently being received by RIT users:

 

 

 

How do I know this is a phishing attempt?

  • ITS does not send out emails with links to Outlook Webmail. 
  • 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 making a change of this magnitude, 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.