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Phishing Attack Attempts to Extort Money From Users

OIT News  |  Jul 25, 2018

 

A recent phishing attack uses passwords obtained from previously-hacked websites to scare users into sending money to the attacker. 

Over the past few years, major websites such as TwitterYahoo, and other sites have had data breaches that may have exposed your information to hackers. 

The messages being sent to campus now are fraudulent. Delete them immediately and do not respond to the email. If you are unsure of the legitimacy of any message, you can always contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.

To help protect your information from malicious attackers, the Office of Information Technology recommends using a complex, unique passwords for every website or account you create. Password manager applications are a great way to generate and securely store your passwords. 

If you are concerned about the security of your accounts, please change your password AND contact the IT Help Desk.

Learn more about phishing, including how to identify messages and protect yourself. Get a list of known phishing messages sent to UNLV accounts.

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