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Caution: Increase in Phishing Emails

March 07, 2016

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Recently our campus has seen some phishing emails, messages designed to trick you into giving up sensitive information (ie: login and password) by looking like legitimate messages from known sources (ie: L&C College).

Please remember to always exercise caution when receiving such messages.  Even if you think it is legitimate, try to go to the page of the service directly instead of clicking on the link provided to you in the email message. 

Furthermore, the IRS has seen a significant increase (~400%) in phishing and malware incidents this tax season, including a sophisticated message involving W-2s.  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have now engaged in a public awareness campaign: Taxes. Security. Together.

IRS Security Awareness:

https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Taxes-Security-Together

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Alerts-Payroll-and-HR-Professionals-to-Phishing-Scheme-Involving-W2s

 

Lewis & Clark Information Security Awareness:

https://www.lclark.edu/information_technology/security/awareness/

For more information:

Jess Odom | Information Security Officer | 503-768-7226