Email, Security

Campus Targeted Phishing Email

We received multiple reports this morning of the following phishing email targeting the campus:

The following actions were immediately taken:

  • The sending account was disabled
  • Microsoft also blocked the sending account
  • The link URL was blocked on campus
  • The link URL was reported to Palo Alto Networks to be blocked off campus

If you received this email please delete it without clicking on any links. If you clicked on the link and provided your credentials your account has been compromised. If you suspect your account was compromised you should immediately go to Account Center in the CSU, Chico Portal and reset your password.

There were a few indicators that this was a phishing email:

  • Poor grammar and punctuation
  • Unusual “From” address
  • Non-campus URL link (see the screenshot below).

If you are unsure of the validity of an email you can hover your mouse over any links without clicking on them to see the URL. A URL that does not match the content of the email should be considered suspicious.

Blackboard, Box, Email, Maintenance

Butte Hall Data Center Maintenance

Maintenance Window: Friday, June 8th  7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Services Impacted: Multiple Campus Systems

Coinciding with the scheduled campus electrical maintenance, the data center will be unavailable June 8th, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This outage will affect multiple campus systems. Campus email and Box.com should not be affected, but all other servers and campus apps will be offline, including Blackboard.

Email, Security

Campus Phishing Emails

Campus employees have received multiple phishing attempts this week that appear to be from other campus employees.

The attacker is impersonating high profile accounts, and is attempting to initiate a conversation that would likely lead to a request for information or include a malicious link/attachment. An example of the fraudulent email is included below.

Please delete these emails, do not click any links within the message, and do not respond.

More information about spam and phishing scams is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/isec/basics/spam-and-phishing.shtml

Email, Security

Extra Pay Spam

Campus accounts are receiving a large amount of spam emails today from various campus and off-campus accounts with the subject “Opening For You! Earn Extra” and “Referral to earn Extra Pay.” We are working to have compromised accounts disabled to prevent further emails. Please delete these emails and avoid opening attachments or clicking on links.

Blackboard, Email, VPN, Wireless

Student Portal/WildcatMail Login Issues

UPDATE: The login issues were resolved as of 2:00 PM. Students should be able to log into the Portal, WildcatMail, Wireless, etc..

There is currently an issue with student accounts preventing them from logging into the Portal, WildcatMail, campus wireless, etc..

Technicians are aware of the problem and are working to correct it.  We hope to have this issue resolved by 2:00 today (5/22).