Email Phishing Campaigns

06/03/2019
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Madison College Students:

 

Like most institutions of higher learning, Madison College faces ongoing phishing campaigns. Our Technology Services Security Team has implemented sophisticated tools that prevent most of these from ever appearing in students’ email accounts. Over the last two weeks, we have seen an increase in phishing campaigns, and have made some additional behind-the-scenes changes to respond. 

 

On Monday June 3, we have seen new phishing campaigns offering pet sitting or dog sitting jobs come through. These are not legitimate jobs – these are phishing attempts, so please do not respond to them. The Technology Services Security Team is evaluating additional measures to implement as soon as possible to counter these and future phishing scams targeting our students.

 

If you opened an email or think you may have been a target, contact the student helpdesk at (608) 243-4444 for assistance.

 

Shawn Belling

Chief Information Officer

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