Alert: Phishing Attempt

Subject: Alert: Phishing Attempt
Who it affects: All SJC Employees

Details:

You may receive phone calls, emails or texts that are scams.
Please treat any unsolicited phone calls or emails with skepticism. When in doubt call the Help Desk.

The phishing scam currently received by the College is as follows:
From: Thomas,Beverly [LINK REMOVED]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 7:15 AM
To: Thomas,Beverly
Subject: RE: Security Update Alert

Dear Staff(s),

New security updates need to be performed on our servers,due to the rate of phishing. Please CLICK HERE and sign in to the IT Help server for maintenance and update of your mailbox.
If your mailbox is not updated soon, Your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive messages.

On behalf of the IT department, this IT Alert Notification was brought to you by the Help Desk Department. This is a group email account and its been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because its very compulsory.

Sincerely,
IT Department

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We will never ask for your username and password details in an e-mail or by phone.

It is also a violation of the College’s IT security policy to surrender your username and password details in this manner.

Cybercriminals will use your account details to take control of your e-mail account or computer system in order to gain information. Do not provide any personal information.

Please stay alert and aware. We will send announcements anytime an attempt is received.

If you receive other suspicious e-mails or calls that we have not addressed, please contact Tech Support.
Our contact information is:

TechSupport@sjcd.edu
On-Campus: ext. 6137
Off-Campus: 281-998-6137

Thank you for your help.

Date Announced: Friday August 28, 2015

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