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Increase in Phishing Attempts at Penn

August 1, 2018
Over the past week, a series of targeted phishing e-mails have been sent to campus community members.

Dear Penn Nursing Students,

Over the past week, a series of targeted phishing e-mails have been sent to campus community members. These phishing emails have mimicked templates from Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox. If you have received a suspicious message, please do not click any links or reply to the message. You can simply delete any phishing e-mails you receive or report them to the ITS Service Desk so we can continue to increase user awareness of phishing scams. If you are unsure at any time of the authenticity of an email you receive, please reach out to ITS Service Desk and we can help you confirm the authenticity of the email. 

If you have inadvertently clicked a link from a suspicious email, please contact the ITS Service Desk (servicedesk@nursing.upenn.edu) as soon as possible. 
 
In an effort to mitigate the potential impact, we are strongly encouraging everyone to reset the passwords for their PennO365 Email Account, PennKey, and School of Nursing Account. For more information on these three accounts, including the links to reset each password, can be found on the ITS website at:

https://www.nursing.upenn.edu/its/resources/password-reset/

We recommend using different passwords for each account. The University provides LastPass password manager at no cost, which will allow you to use different, complex passwords across multiple accounts (https://lastpass.com/upenn/).

Thank you.  

Bradley Warren
Enterprise Reporting and Data Security Analyst 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing