Thursday, January 12, 2017

"New Development" Is Spam - And What To Do

Many - perhaps most - Macalester faculty, staff and students are receiving a message purporting to come from Brian Rosenberg, with "THE NEW DEVELOPMENT" in the subject line. This message is a scam, intended to fool you into opening the attached file. DON'T open it! Instead, mark it as spam and delete it.

If you have already open the attached file, you'll see it contains a link. If you have not clicked that link, DON'T. Delete the message and the attachment.

If you have already opened the attached file, and you have clicked on the link, and you have provided your username and password, change your password immediately. Call the ITS Help Desk at (651) 696-6525 if you need assistance in changing your password.

If you provided your cel phone number, please watch your phone - and your phone bill - for strange activity over the next few weeks. You may experience unexplained service outages, or get odd calls/texts from unrecognized numbers, or get charged for services you did not request. We don't know what the scammer plans to do with harvested cel phone numbers, so we cannot give you specific details about what to expect. Be wary. Call your phone service provider to determine what protective steps can be taken to safeguard your phone.

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