ALERT: Recent Phishing Email Spamming the Community

A phishing email with the subject line “Last Warning!!!” has been received by many members of the Northeastern community. If you receive this email, please delete it immediately as it was not sent by Information Technology Services. Do NOT click on the link in the email.

What is phishing?

Phishing refers to official looking emails and other forms of electronic communications that request personal and confidential information such as your account name and password. Sometimes recipients will be told that they will need to click a link in the email to verify their information.

These messages use social engineering methods to play on your trust and attempt to circumvent your judgment by using familiar information and subtle threats. Many phishing victims note that they felt that something was not quite right, but respond despite their better judgment. If you ever have questions about the legitimacy of an email, please contact the ITS Service Desk. Emails that appear to be a phishing attempt should be deleted immediately. You can always check a link’s destination without clicking on it by hovering you mouse over the link and a preview will display.

Please note that official Northeastern University Information Technology Services (ITS) emails are sent from an @neu.edu email address and will NEVER ask you for your username and password. For news on the latest phishing attempts and other security issues, please follow SecureNU on Twitter.

Want to learn more? Visit the What is Phishing? page on the SecureNU website.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@neu.edu.

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