RIT Information Security Alert: Urgent-Important Campus Alert! Email

RIT users have received a phishing attempt masquerading as an alert that there's a police situation on campus. The alert is false. Had there been an actual alert, you would have been notified through the RIT Alert emergency notification system. Visit http://emergency.rit.edu/ for more information.

Here's the fake alert:

        From: Bamidele Adekunle <badekunl@uoguelph.cs>

        Data: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM

        Subject: Re: Urgent-Important Campus Alert! (Rit.Edu)


        Re: Urgent-Important Campus Alert! (Rit.Edu)


        There's a police situation on campus, we encourage everyone to read and follow protocol.


        This message is sent via secured HTML. Click Here to view. (NOTE THAT MALICIOUS LINK HAS BEEN REPLACED)


        Richard Nixxon,

        Rochester Institute of Technology

        One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603

        585-475-2411 | Feedback


What Do I Need to Do?

  • Delete the e-mail. Clean-up efforts are in progress and the emails have been blocked
  • If you clicked on the link, change your password IMMEDIATELY, scan your systems for viruses and spyware, and report the situation to your Help Desk (SCOB, NTID, ITS).

If you have questions, please contact us or your service desk.