November 04, 2019
Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of two email scams. Both emails ask the recipient to click a link in the email body to view a document. These phishing emails appear to come from a compromised UK email account.
We ask that you share this warning and remind colleagues not to provide information, click on links or attachments in emails that are unexpected and/or from unfamiliar people, and never send money or gift cards without verifying the recipient.
How to detect a potential scam:
• Poor syntax and/or grammar
• An unspecified sender
• Links that ask you to click onto a non-uky.edu address for “secure verification”
• A fake reply address e.g., UKexecutive@gmail.com, UKexecutive@yahoo.com, etc.
If you use Microsoft Outlook and receive one of these or similar phishing emails, please click on the “Report Message” button in the top right corner of the message window. For more information on how to Report a Message, visit https://uky.service-now.com/techhelp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0012109.
If you believe you have become compromised from this email, please visit https://uky.service-now.com/techhelp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0012110.
We appreciate your assistance as we work together to curtail the spread of phishing communications.
For 24/7 immediate assistance, please contact ITS Customer Services at 859-218-HELP (4357). Or for assistance with non-urgent matters, email firstname.lastname@example.org.