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Information Security Phishing Alert

To: CSU Faculty and Staff

Why: Increased Targeted Phishing Emails

Date: March 21, 2019

What: Information Security Phishing Alert

Earlier today, most of the CSU employees received the following phishing email that appeared to be from our universities president.

"Hello good day,Let me know when you are available. There is something i need you to do.I am stuck in a seminar right now, kindly drop your cellphone number to send text message.

Dr. Chris Markwood
President
Columbus State University"

Please be aware that this is a phishing email and you should not reply to it. It is coming from the following email: Chris Markwood <president.edu318@gmail.com>

Based on our recent phishing exercise, the poor wording in the email should be a clue that it is not legitimate.

If you see spam/phishing in your inbox:

  • Select the message you'd like to report.
  • Click the spam button dot Report spam icon from the toolbar above your message list.
  • If you have the message open, you can also report it as spam by using the same button.

Thank you to those who have already reported the email to: abuse@ColumbusState.edu. You are being alert and vigilant.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the CSU Help Desk at 706-507-8199.

 

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Please be aware that is email is communicating with administrative assistants trying to get them to buy gift cards.  This is a spear phishing email, please report as phishing or delete the email.

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 Malicious Email Alert: Phishing Email
New incident: Identified
USG Cybersecurity received multiple reports of a suspicious email message sent to USO employees. This message may appear to be from someone you know. The body of the message contains the following text:

"We need to make sure everyone's contact information is up to date,
please login with your corporate login and verify the information is correct:
Click here
We need to have this list updated within 24hrs, so please make this a priority.
Thank You"

These email messages are not legitimate. Please do not open any attachments or click on any embedded link. They could be used to compromise your account credentials and allow intruders access to confidential information. If you receive a message having these characteristics, please delete the message.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the USG Enterprise Service Desk at 706-583-2001, or by email at helpdesk@usg.edu.

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