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Widespread email phishing attempts

Fraudulent emails are targeting Cornell by claiming to be from a Cornell office or official, requesting personal information and passwords. They are trying to scare people into reacting by creating a sense of urgency with ALL CAPS, threatening to close an account, etc. Unfortunately, these types of phishes are becoming incredibly common.


For a recent example where someone almost transferred $9,000 due to a phish, see the security alert we posted on December 17, 2015, Highly sophisticated email fraud is leveraging Cornell names and relationships:

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Source: IT: Status Alert Details

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