ITSS has received reports that campus employees have been targeted with phishing attacks. These attacks have used email and SMS text messages, posing as campus employees requesting assistance.
Example of the text sent to employees:
Are you available . I am at a meeting and limited to calls, but I am good to go with texts if that works. Need you to handle a task.
Typically these type of attacks will request help with obtaining gift cards. An example of a previous version of this scam is detailed at https://itss.csuchico.edu/2020/06/04/campus-spearfishing-attack/
If you receive a suspicious message delete it without responding, or directly verify with the sender that the message is legitimate. More information about phishing scams is available at https://www.csuchico.edu/isec/resources/avoid-threats/spam-phishing.shtml