We’ve been getting reports of a really good fake phishing email being delivered to WCNR folks. We’ve forwarded it to CSU’s IT Security group to help review and block the email however we wanted to give everyone a heads up to avoid accidental clicks.
The email subject line is: “Important (Outstanding Payment).”
The body of the email has a CSU MyHR banner image (very legitimate looking) and a very fake link to a third-party site.:
You have received an important document ‘Outstanding Payment’.
Click www.colostate.edu/sl/payment to view the secured document
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA
To see an image of the imposter email, please visit our WCNR IT Security and Privacy blog at https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/it
Thank you for reporting the email and checking in with us!
If you’re not sure it’s safe to click, download, or install, please contact us or your local IT unit! Call 970-491-5037 or email us at WCNR_IT_Support@mail.colostate.edu
Should I trust this email? Email is not really validated, it is safest to never outright trust any email message. That is why all this information is also on the WCNR IT Security and Privacy blog at https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/it/ or by going to the main college web page ( https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/ ) and clicking on “Menu” –> “Information Technology” –> “Security Awareness” –> “College Security Blog”. Since you can verify that site to be a university web site, it is a better, more trustworthy source of the links. If you go there, thanks for being extra careful!
IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Warner College of Natural Resources
Natural Resources 107D
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1401
Ph: (970) 491-0923
C O L O R A D O S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y