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July 3, 2014
 
Tagged: Office of Information Technology

AU Info Security Alert:“Google Doc” Phishing Warning

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Example only: Messages you receive may not look exactly like this one.

Dear Adelphi Community,

Please be aware of a new form of phishing activity in which you may receive a notification that an “Important Document” has been shared with you. The message will contain a “Click Here” link that will take you to a landing page containing logos for Yahoo, Gmail, AOL and other online email providers. After choosing your provider, you will be asked to log in to that account by providing your username and password. This is a scam.

Do not open Google Docs that you did not expect, even if it appears to come from someone you know. Always be extremely cautious of messages that do not sound like the normal phrasing of the person who supposedly sent it. In addition, be especially wary of links to Google Docs that go to addresses other than docs.google.com.

Only use your Adelphi username and password on official Adelphi secure web pages, such as the eCampus login screen.

When in doubt, contact the sender (directly, not by hitting reply to the suspicious email) to verify whether they intended to share the document with you, or contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.


To protect yourself from various scams and attacks, please take a minute to review the practical tips and best practices about security awareness at it.adelphi.edu/security.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

IT Help Desk

p – 516.877.3340
e – helpdesk@adelphi.edu
Live Chat: it.adelphi.edu/chat

 
Tagged: Office of Information Technology