October 17, 2011
More Phishing Shenanigans

Some of you may have seen an email recently similar to this from "IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY"

Congratulations! You can now access the news forum to Get the latest updates on IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Web Mail.
use the link below to submit your details to get more information.

http://buzurl.com/bw21

Copyright © 2011, Iowa State University of Science and Technology. All rights reserved.

How can you tell this is NOT legitimate?

  1. The message is 'From:' "IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY" which is
    • In quotes and all-caps
    • NOT from an actual individual who you can check in the Staff directory or contact outside this email
  2. The URL does NOT go to an iastate.edu address
  3. The message itself could tell you what the updates are. It should not require you to type your username and password on a random non-Iowa State University page..

ISU IT Services and ISU Extension IT will NOT ask you for your net-ID and password in an email. And you will NEVER be asked to input or change your password on a non-Iowa State web page.

If you ever have questions about an email like this one, you can call the Extension computer hotline at 515.294.1725 or via email at eithotline@iastate.edu

Posted by dcoates at October 17, 2011 11:17 AM