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Featured article: Spear-phishing messages target Oberlin account holders

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Phishing

Recently Oberlin faculty, students, and staff were hit with a phishing email message. There are some telltale signs that can help you determine whether a message was sent by Oberlin College CIT, HR, or other legitimate organization, or by a spammer hoping to steal your confidential information.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Poor grammar, spelling, or punctuation
  • Email coming from an address that does NOT end in oberlin.edu or that you do not recognize
  • Threats in the message telling you to respond or click on a link or something dire will happen
  • Links included in the message which you have not asked for or do not resolve to an Oberlin URL
  • Messages that are not signed by an actual person, but instead signed by a generic positional name, such as Administrator, Admin, HR, Account Manager, The Oberlin Team, Ebay Admin, Bank Administrator, etc.

Visit the phishing page to take a deeper look at the message that was sent over the weekend and how you can spot the red flags.

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