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26 July 2017

SECURITY ALERT: New Phishing Campaign Spotted

Some RIMSD employees received a phishing email message from a third party requesting login information. The email had a subject of "IT Service" and requested the recipient click a link and enter their password on a web page.

Always inspect pages where you enter credentials closely. If anything looks incorrect call Technology at 793-5900 option 6 before providing your credentials on any website.

Emails from RIMSD Technology will always originate from a rimsd41.org address.

Here is a sample of the phishing email content with highlighted sections that should create suspicion.

Thank you for doing your part in keeping our organization safe from these threats.

Mike MacKenna

Infrastructure and Security Administrator

Rock Island - Milan School District 41

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-----Original Message-----
From: "Sreenubabu Pathi" <spathi@sapient.com>    NOT
A RIMSD ADDRESS
To: "Undisclosed recipients:;" <>  NOT LISTED RIMSD ADDRESSES
Date: 07/26/17 10:02
Subject: IT Service

 

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the Rock Island - Milan School District. DO NOT click links or open any attachments, unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe. If you have any concerns about this email, please forward to security.alert@rimsd41.org.  ORIGINATED OUT OF DISTRICT

To All,

If you are a faculty or staff member who has not yet had their email migrated to the present Web-Mail to create space for 2017 Outlook Web Access which has a high visual definition and creates more space and easy access to email, please kindly update your account by clicking on the link below upgrade and migration.

CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE    THIS LINK WAS TO A PAGE IN THE square7.ch DOMAIN WHICH IS IN SWITZERLAND.

Follow the procedure and complete information by clicking SUBMIT. A new space will be created within 48 hours.

Failure to update your Web-Mail we will deactivate such accounts as it will be considered inactive.

Thanks,

HELPDESK   NO SIGNATURE OR NAME, WE SIGN OUR EMAILS

 

 

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