Campus IT Security Alerts

Security Alert: Office 365 Email Phishing on Campus – October 3, 2018

Risk: High Details: The Information Security Office has received reports of phishing emails purporting to be from BJC personnel, however, the email addresses are being spoofed and used against Wash U. The phishing samples have had infected DOC files attached referring to Outstanding Invoice or Balance Discrepancies. Action: Do not try to open any suspicious files you were […]

Security Alert: Phone Call Phishing – April 9, 2018

ALERT: Phishing phone calls DETAILS: It has been reported that people claiming to be with the WashU IT Help Desk are calling in an attempt to extract personal and/or password information. ACTION: Do not provide anyone your password. Please keep your passwords private to protect yourself and the security of our network. If you have […]

External Email Notification Helps Identify Phishes

In the coming weeks, we will introduce a new feature in our email system that will notify users of emails originating from outside of the university. This change is being made to make it easier for everyone at our institution to identify phishing emails. Phishing attacks are on the rise, and often employ multiple methods […]