Phishing Email Disguised as from Chancellor's Office

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Published Date: 
December 15, 2016

At approximately 8:05 a.m. on Dec. 15, a phishing email disguised as from the Chancellor's office was sent to .uncc addresses. The title was "Important Announcement from Chancellor Philip L. Dubois" and it had an attachment. If you received this email, delete it, do not click on it. If you clicked on the attachment, change your NinerNET password immediately. Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at x. 7-5500.

Update - December 20, 2016

Approximately 15 minutes after the incident was identified, ITS blocked the link in the phishing email. At the same time, ITS sent an mail for recipients to delete the phishing email and change their NinerNET password if they had clicked the link. Approximately 150 people had clicked it before the link was blocked. Of the 150 people, those identified as not changing their NinerNET password after a few hours received another email from ITS instructing them to do so.