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Information Services warns of email phishing attack - AroundtheO


Beware of this email: “Unable to display this message? Click here to open this message.”

If you haven't clicked, don't. And delete the email. If you have clicked, change your Duck ID password right away.

That's the word from University of Oregon Information Services in a Sept. 6 UO Alert and message on DuckWeb. The prompt went to UO students and employees who over the past two weeks likely received a phishing email trying to trick users into giving up account passwords.

"This seems to be happening at several different universities," UO Chief Information Security Officer Leo Howell said. "In our field, we typically see attacks happen around the start of an academic year. What's important for our community to know is the steps to take in this situation and how to defend themselves in the future."

The phishing emails may have different subject lines, but all of them include tempting links to "click here to open this message," or a similar variant. They are made more tempting...(continued)

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