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Phishing Emails Circulating Around Campus

University Technology Services (UTS) has received several reports of phishing emails since the start of the semester. Phishing emails are used to trick the recipient into disclosing secret or sensitive information such as passwords, Social Security numbers, or user names. If you get a message asking for your user name, password or other secure information, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the email immediately.

As a reminder, the university will never ask for a user’s password or personal information in an email. Any emails doing so should be considered fraudulent.

If you have been a victim of a phishing scam, immediately change your password. If you need assistance, contact the UTS Service Desk at (803) 777-1800, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. or via email at servicedesk@sc.edu.

For more information, visit the IT Bulletin, http://uts.sc.edu/itsecurity/videos/DarkSideOfEMail-4-Phishing.swf

Posted: 01/29/13 @ 1:30 PM | Updated: 03/18/13 @ 9:46 AM | Permalink

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