Campus Targeted Phishing Attempt

We are receiving reports today of a phishing scam that looks like it came from CSU, Chico. The email links to a site in an attempt to obtain personal information, likely in an attempt at identity theft. 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.  If you responded to the email, please change your CSU, Chico password as your account may be compromised. Contact ITSS if you need assistance with changing your password.

A list of reported phishing scams can be found in the ITSS Knowledge Base at More information about spam and phishing scams is available at

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact IT Support Services at (530) 898-4357.

From: Chico State University
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:57 PM
Subject: Urgent update!!!

This mail is to notify the staff and student of California State University that we will be carrying out a personal information validation exercise. We will need you to update your personal information, please click here to update your information. thank you.