Information Technology Services is issuing this alert due to an active ransomware campaign targeting education institutions. Malicious actors are using email phishing attacks to gain access to account credentials in order to propagate ransomware throughout institutions.
Remember to treat unsolicited job opportunities, special offers and unexpected email attachments with skepticism. Even if the message appears to come from a trusted individual, be mindful of language or addresses used in the message and be suspicious if they don’t match what you typically receive from the individual. If you receive any email message that has a suspicious attachment or asks you to take questionable action, please report the message via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone by calling the ITS Service Desk at 901.678.8888.