Entries tagged with ‘phishing’

Phishing victim prevents Gustavus from sending to hotmail

Recently one of our users gave their password to someone else either by e-mail or by following a link to a non gustavus site. As a result, Hotmail and Live.com are both blocking mail from Gustavus. Unfortunately , Microsoft does not give us any ability to lift the ban and we have to wait for […]

Another round of phishing email

This morning many of our users woke up to find their inbox had been invaded by a number of email messages asking them to verify their gustavus.edu email account. This is just a quick reminder to say that no one associated with Gustavus sent that message.  An easy test to do is to read the […]

New anti phishing tool now in use

Earlier this week we started using a new tool to fight against phishing email.  A group of higher ed email administrators has put together a list of email addresses used for phishing. As new addresses are discovered, they are added to the list.  We have modified our email server to quarantine any email sent to […]

Reminder from GTS: Never send your password via email

Gustavus Technology Services would like to remind you that passwords should NEVER be sent via email.  GTS will never need to ask you to email us your password. In recent weeks more and more people have replied to phishing attempts with their Gustavus password.  These phishing attempts are sometimes very authentic looking email messages that […]