Phishing Scam 2019.10.13 - Emergency System Maintenance Update!

Date and Time First Identified

  • October 13, 2019

Phishing Method

  • Email spoof from ITC <help@dartmouth.edu> identifying Emergency System Maintenance Update!
  • Email is formatted to look like it's coming from Mitch Davis

User Response

  • DO NOT SUPPLY CREDENTIALS
  • Delete and empty trash

Sample Unformatted Email

Information, Technology & Consulting | Dartmouth


Dartmouth - Emergency System Maintenance / Account Migration, Quarantine and Protection Exercise:

Attention Dartmouth Students, Faculty and Staff,

ITC Server Migration / Account Protection Update:

A request has been opened on your behalf with the information below; Ticket # 384761 with subject "Dartmouth - Emergency System Maintenance / Account Migration, Quarantine and Protection Exercise"

Dartmouth Information, Technology & Consulting (ITC) will be performing an emergency system maintenance which includes Updating/Migrating Dartmouth Accounts, & Email Symantec Endpoint Protection Communication to a new SPAM filtering service which will improve our Barracuda Spam Firewall Email Security Overview and the ability to identify and block Spam / Phishing attempts and other undesirable messages that flood our email system / server on a daily basis automatically. We have seen a recent uptick in phishing, and we want to alert you to follow the resources available to protect yourself and the school mailing system.

Please be informed that Dartmouth ITC will delete any Dartmouth Email Identity, & Email User accounts that does not adhere to this notice IMMEDIATELY as part of our (Inactive Accounts Email Security Overview) and clean-up process to enable service upgrade efficiency.

We request that you provide your Dartmouth Email Account Login Details as requested below for Migration, Quarantine Exercise and Protection against SPAM by clicking the reply button and replying to this email with your active Dartmouth login details as follows. (This will confirm your Dartmouth Account login/usage Frequency):


Dartmouth - Details

* NetID: [ ]

* Password: [ ]

* Email Address:


By confirming your active Dartmouth Account User details, you have abide by the Dartmouth College Electronic Communications Policy.


Thank You,

Mitchel W. Davis

Vice President of Information, Technology & Consulting (VP IT)
Chief Information Officer (CIO) | Dartmouth College

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Details

Article ID: 89331
Created
Tue 10/15/19 9:29 AM
Modified
Mon 11/11/19 1:50 PM