ITS Phishing Alert | Part Time

June 17, 2020


Information Technology Services (ITS) has been made aware of an email scam where the sender asks you to apply for a job opening. This scam attempts to convince the recipient to email for more information and then may ask for personal information. The phishing email may have initially come from a compromised UK email account, but further correspondence is encouraged through an external Gmail account. Example:

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We ask that you share this warning and remind colleagues and students 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.uky.edu@gmail.comUKexecutive@yahoo.com, etc
  • Job offers that ask for payment up front

 

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. If you feel your personal information is at risk, please file a report via the FBI cybersecurity reporting link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

 

We appreciate your assistance as we work together to curtail the spread of phishing communications, please visit www.uky.edu/its/phishing for more educational materials regarding phishing.

For 24/7 immediate assistance, please contact ITS Customer Services at 859-218-HELP (4357). Or for assistance with non-urgent matters, email 218help@uky.edu.

 

We ask that you share this warning and remind colleagues and students 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.uky.edu@gmail.comUKexecutive@yahoo.com, etc

•             Job offers that ask for payment up front

 

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. If you feel your personal information is at risk, please file a report via the FBI cybersecurity reporting link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

 

We appreciate your assistance as we work together to curtail the spread of phishing communications, please visit www.uky.edu/its/phishing for more educational materials regarding phishing.

For 24/7 immediate assistance, please contact ITS Customer Services at 859-218-HELP (4357). Or for assistance with non-urgent matters, email 218help@uky.edu.