Alerts and Advisories

RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- Bank of America and Other Phishing Emails

RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- Bank of America and Other Phishing Emails

 

Why am I receiving this message?

Welcome (back) to RIT! RIT receives a number of phishing attacks each year, some disguised as delivery confirmations, declined payment notices, expiring email accounts, and updates from banks. Some of the phishing attacks are targeted at RIT account holders; others are more general such as the one below:

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RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT

RIT Information Security Alert --
FBI / InfraGard Ransomware

 

WHAT IS IT?

Ransomware puts some sort of restriction (encryption, lock) on your computer or account and tricks you into paying money for that restriction to be lifted.

In this specific ransomware, called Reveton, a pop-up message or other screen displays alerting you that you've violated some law (copyright, accessing pornographic content) and therefore your computer is locked.  The... ...

RIT Information Security Alert -- Admin Account Warning Phishing Attacks

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RIT Information Security Alert --
Admin Account Warning Phishing Attacks

Why am I receiving this message?

You may have seen official information recently that RIT will be performing upgrades to the email service. Conincidently, RIT email users have received a couple of phishing attacks that mimic an RIT official messages.

If you've received a message with the Subject Line: Admin Account Warning-0108 or with no subject line but referencing unauthorized use of your email account, please delete it.   

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RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- Multiple Phishing Attacks

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RIT INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT -- Multiple Phishing Attacks

Why am I receiving this message?

RIT email users have received yet another round of phishing attacks that mimic RIT official messages.

If you've received a message asking to confirm your password, please delete it. Here's a screenshot of a phish that's currently being received by RIT users:
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Here's a second phish we've had reported to us this week:
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RIT Information Security Alert--RIT E-mail Service Update Phishing Attack

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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?

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RIT Information Security Alert--Verify Your RIT Webmail Phishing Attack

RIT Information Security Alert--Verify Your RIT Webmail 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 asking to click on a link to provide proof of the existence and functionality of your email, please delete it. Here's a screenshot of the phish that's currently being received by RIT users:

 

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RIT Information Security Alert--Your Direct Deposit was Declined Phishing Attack

RIT Information Security Alert--Your Direct Deposit was Declined Phishing Attack

 


Why am I receiving this message?

RIT continues to receive phishing attacks this fall, some disguised as delivery confirmations or declined payment notices.

If you've receive a message asking for your password or login credentials, please delete it. Here's an example of a recent phish we've received, designed to trick you into logging into what you think is a legitimate website where you'll enter login information. Here's the phish that was reported to us today.

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RIT Information Security Alert--Verizon and Other Phishing Attacks on RIT Users

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RIT Information Security Alert--Verizon and Other Phishing Attacks on RIT Users

 


Why are we posting this message?

RIT has received several rounds of phishing attacks this fall. On average, almost 25 RIT users will respond to a well-crafted phish. 

If you've receive a message asking for your password or login credentials, please delete it. Here's an example of some recent phishes we've received, designed to trick you into logging into what you think are legitimate websites where you'll enter login information.

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Important-Please Update your RIT.EDU details Phishing Attack on RIT Community

Important-Please Update your RIT.EDU details Phishing Attack on RIT Community

 

  EMERGENCY TEST

 

Why am I receiving this message?

 

RIT users are being targeted by a phishing email with the subject line "Important! Please Update Your RIT.EDU Details!" Clicking the link takes you to a spreadsheet in Google Docs. If you look at the email closely, you'll see a number of indicators that it's a phishing attempt. Several members of the RIT community have reported similar phishing attempts to us today.

 

Note that we also saw a phishing... ...