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Recent Phishing Attack Targets Georgia Tech Students, Employees

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Recent Phishing Attack Targets Georgia Tech Students, Employees

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The Office of Information Technology’s Cyber Security unit is tracking a widespread email phishing attack that has targeted a large number of students, faculty, and staff at Georgia Tech.

The phishing message, distributed Monday, May 13, can be viewed on Cyber Security’s Phish Bowl notice web page. Users may have received this or a similar message in recent days to their gatech.edu email address. The unit urges anyone who has received this message not to follow the provided link or enter their credentials when prompted.

Cyber Security is working with those who have been affected to ensure the integrity of their personal information and spreading awareness to prevent further impact. The unit also encourages anyone who may have submitted information via the malicious URL to contact the Security Operations Center immediately at phishing@gatech.edu.

If you receive a message you believe may be a phishing attack, forward the message as an attachment to phishing@gatech.edu. Learn more about how to submit potential phishing attempts to the Cyber Security team.

Contact Information

Malynda Dorsey

Office of Information Technology

Article source: https://www.news.gatech.edu/2019/05/17/recent-phishing-attack-targets-georgia-tech-students-employees