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Reminder: Beware of Ebola-Related Email Phishing Scams

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 15:46


The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) published an advisory earlier this month reminding users to beware of email phishing scams using the Ebola virus as a theme. Cyber criminals have been circulating phishing emails related to Ebola in an attempt to trick users into clicking on malicious attachments or links so that they can collect personal information.

Computing Services and Systems Development (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.

In addition, CSSD recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. Symantec Endpoint Protection can be downloaded 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.