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Phish Alert - 'Unrecognized sign in''

Threat Level: Medium
Threat Type: Phishing
Advisory Date: 07/04/2019

Description

There is currently an email message circulating that has been received by many users with the subject  "Unrecognized sign in".  

The message claims that you a unrecongized device has accessed your account, and includes a link to log in.

This message is not legitimate.  Do not click on this link or enter credentials. The message appears as:

From: daniel.dugan@wayne.edu
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:12 AM
Subject: Unrecognized sign in

This is to notify you that help desk has detected several attempts to 

access your email account from an unrecognized device.
 

New login from Chrome on Windows

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:52 AM (MDT)
162.173.02.11

 

Manassas, Virginia, United States*


If you don’t recognize this activity,
 we strongly recommend you Review <link removed> your account to save your current IP in our database. Otherwise, you can disregard this message

. Why are we sending this?
  We didn’t recognize the browser or device you used to log into your email account. 
This could be the result of accessing your account from a new or public computer or changing your browser settings, but it could also be a sign of unauthorized account activity.

Protect yourself from phishing emails

We will never ask for your password in an email. If you don’t trust a link in an email, go directly to the normal login page 

Copyright 2016 

Impact

Phishing is an online fraud technique used by criminals to entice you to disclose personal information. It is the fastest rising online crime method used for stealing personal financial information and perpetrating identity theft. 

Phishers use many different tactics to lure you, including email and web sites that resemble well-known, trusted institutions. A common phishing practice involves spamming recipients with a fake message under the name of a trusted institution. The purpose of this fake message is to trick you into providing personal information, such as user name and password.

People who respond to phishing e-mails, and input the requested financial or personal information into e-mails, websites, or pop-up windows put themselves and their institutions at risk.

Resolution

See the Phishing Resources page.

Please contact the IT Support Centre if you require assistance:
Phone 306-585-4685
Email IT.Support@uregina.ca
Webform http://www.uregina.ca/is/forms/ticket.html

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons

Resources

See the Phishing Resources page.

Please contact the IT Support Centre if you require assistance:
Phone 306-585-4685
Email IT.Support@uregina.ca
Webform http://www.uregina.ca/is/forms/ticket.html

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons