Security Alerts


The e-mails posted below are malicious attempts received by members of the University community, and approved for posting by Iowa State’s Information Security Office. Select the Title to view the full text of the phishing e-mail.

If you believe you have received a scam e-mail not posted below, forward the message to the Iowa State Security Team at itsecurity@iastate.edu.

If you have responded to a suspected scam e-mail, you should reset your NetID password immediately and call the Solution Center at 515-294-4000 to report the bogus e-mail.


Phishing Attempt - There have been over 1000 messages from my.com in the past week

Nov 16, 2018
The security team has received a large number of reports saying that many employees received phishing emails from my.com email address. Please DO NOT reply!

Phishing Attempt - subject: REQUEST or subject: HELLO

Nov 05, 2018
Many employees reported to us that they received an email from someone claiming to be Dr. Wintersteen. The subject of the email might be " REQUEST" or "HELLO".

Phishing Attempt - Subject: Order Confirmed (Order #099220118, Approved)

Oct 08, 2018
The “Download Receipt” link points to a Google Docs download that is a fake Microsoft Docs login page.

Beware - Phone Scam Alert: Scammers impersonate the Chinese Consulate

Sep 05, 2018
The security team has received many reports about receiving calls that are playing an automated message in Chinese. The calling number is +13128030095.

Beware - Adult video spyware scam

Aug 14, 2018
This is a new extortion scam where scammers email you stating that they know the recipient's password, have installed malware on the computer, created videos of the recipient using adult web sites through their webcam, a

AccessPlus Phishing Attempt

Aug 02, 2018
This was submitted to itsecurity@iastate.edu this morning. There is an active AccessPlus phishing attempt going on. The domain being used is iastates.com. This has been blocked from the campus border.

Phishing Attempt - subject: Action Needed

Jul 31, 2018

From: mailman-bounces@iastate.edu <mailman-bounces@iastate.edu> On Behalf Of Postmaster
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:16 AM
To: its-news-owner@iastate.edu
Subject: Action Needed

Due to SSL updateYoua are required to follow the link and update your email account Start Here

Phishing Attempt - subject : New Web-mail Upgrade

Jul 10, 2018

Subject: ALERT

ALL,

This is a reminder that the New Web-mail Upgrade will begin at 1:00pm, Monday, July 9th, ending at 6:00am, Wednesday, July 11th. During this time, you will experience delay in receipt of mails. Please carefully fill in your information below to enable us upgrade your account.

UPGRADE

During this implementation, the HELPDESK team will be on site viewing logs and to resolving server issues.

We appreciate your patience while this important maintenance is being performed.

Thanks,

HELPDESK.

Phishing attempt - subject: Update from Information Technology

May 07, 2018

Dear Employees,

Recently we updated Iowa State University Email Servers to improve security and efficiency, hence all users are advised to update their account to comply with the new server requirements.

Kindly update your account HERE

Failure to update might process your account as inactive, and you may experience interruption of services or undue errors. Please comply.

Thanks,

Technology Help Desk