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Phishing Alert: Vanguard Retirement

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:14

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is aware of a new email phishing scam that asks you to update your profile with Vanguard Retirement. If you click on the link in the fraudulent email, you will be directed to a harmful web site that will attempt to harvest your credentials.

The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), delete it without replying, opening any attachments, or clicking on any links within the email.

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CSSD strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. Students, faculty, and staff can download Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.