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Phishing Alert: Failed Document Delivery Scam Links to Malicious OneDrive File

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 08:13


Pitt Information Technology has identified an email phishing scam targeting the University that claims to contain a link to a document requiring urgent approval. The link in the email directs users to a compromised OneDrive document that attempts to capture the reader’s University username and password. The scam may appear to originate from a legitimate email address.

The following is a sample of the recent scam. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), please report it as a phishing scam by forwarding the email message as an attachment to Detailed instructions on reporting scams are available at

If you provided your username and password after clicking the link in the scam, please reset your University password at as soon as possible.



I tried sending you this document earlier but noticed the delivery failure, so I had to re-send

Click here to sign in with YOUR EDU MAIL to view the document for a kind and urgent consideration.

Thank You


Pitt IT strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. If you were not expecting to receive such an email, confirm with the sender prior to interacting with the message. If you must interact with the message, avoid clicking on links contained in such emails. These may lead to sites that contain malicious software, or sites that attempt to steal your credentials. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

In addition, Pitt IT recommends that all students, faculty, and staff install Antivirus and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.