Alerts

  • ALERT: Google Email Scam (May 4th, 2017): " Deb Weinreich has shared a document on Google Docs with you."

    Who: University email users

    What: This is a phishing attack ongoing for Google email accounts sent through an email address at “hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com.”. The phishing emails invite the recipient to open what appears to be a Google Doc, that says, “Open in Docs.” If you click on the link you are providing access your Gmail account. Users are being sent a link stating that someone has granted them access to a file. Clicking on the link executes a worm to access the account. Once it has this access it harvests your contact list and emails people on it with more phishing emails. 

    What To Do: If you have clicked on the phishing link and granted permissions, you can remove permissions for the fraudulent "Google Docs" app from your Google account. Here’s how you can remove permissions:

    1.       Go to your Gmail accounts permissions settings at https://myaccount.google.com and Sign-in.
    2.       Go to Security and Connected Apps.
    3.       Search for "Google Docs" from the list of connected apps and Remove it. It's not the real Google Docs. 

    Next Steps: Think before you click. Be careful around suspicious-looking emails. Many hacking attempts, including malware infections, come through links or attachments sent over email. If you have a question regarding the validity of an email you receive please contact JWU IT.

    Past Alerts

    Aug 5, 2016: Yahoo Hack

    May 23, 2016: Change Your LinkedIn Password

    Apr 22, 2016: Think Before You Click. We all heard the news yesterday that Prince died. Unfortunately, Internet criminals are going to exploit this celebrity news in a number of ways, so be careful with anything related to Price's death: emails, links to videos, attachments, any social media (esp Facebook), texts on your phone, anything. There will be a number of scams related to this, so Think Before You Click!

    Apr 5, 2016: Scam Targeting Students Looking for Jobs

    Mar 8, 2016: Fake Job Email Scam

    Jan 21, 2016: Scams During Tax Season

    Dec 7, 2015: Scams Targeting Universities

    Nov 17, 2015: Be Aware of Holiday Scams