PULLMAN – Another fraudulent e-mail is spreading across the WSU campus.
Some WSU employees have reported receiving an e-mail that fraudulently appears to be from WSU’s Information Technology Services with the subject line “Washington State University” and the following text in the body of the email:
“Your E-mail Box has reached its maximum limit of 20GB storage and your account will be deactivated if you do not upgrade it now. To upgrade your Washington State University Webmail account, kindly click on the below link and follow the instructions to upgrade to 100GB storage. [Link omitted]
“Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed your account.”
This e-mail is a fraudulent phishing attempt to gain access to your WSU e-mail account. If you receive such an e-mail, don’t open it or click on the link; just delete it.
If you did not click on the link in the fraudulent e-mail, your account is fine and there’s nothing more you need to do.
If you did click the link, please contact your local IT support staff or the ITS Help Desk at 335-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your protection Information Technology Services suggests that you never respond to requests for personal information that may be contained in any suspicious e-mail. It is best to assume any e-mail that asks for computer, personal or financial account information is not authentic.
For further information on phishing visit http://antiphishing.net/.