Duke ITSO Alerts
The Duke University IT Security Offices have received multiple alerts of the below Phishing email that is being circulated throughout the Duke community. If you received the email, clicked the link and submitted your NetID and Password then we recommend you contact the OIT Service Desk immediately for assistance with resetting your NetID password, they can be reached at 919.684.2200.
Below is a copy of the email that is being sent to Duke users.
Below is a screen shot of the Phishing page. Note the url is on the .com.pl domain and not the duke.edu domain as it would be for a legitimate Duke service.
If you have any questions or concerns contact us at email@example.com.
Multiple reports have been filing in this morning concerning a new phishing attack. A screen capture of the message is posted below:
The destination URL appears to be a hosted Google Docs file. We are working to see if the form can be taken down by Google.
If you've received this message, clicked the link, and logged in with credentials please notify the OIT Service Desk immediately at 919.684.2200
The Duke University IT Security Offices have recevied multiple notifications of new Phishing messages circulating through the Duke community. We ask that if you received any of these messages, clicked the link and submitted you credentials, that you contact the OIT Service Desk for assistance with resetting your password. The OIT Service Desk can be reached at 919.684.2200
Below is a copy of the email:
The link in the email redirects to the below site. Note that this is not hosted on the duke.edu domain.
A report of the following phishing attack (Subject: MyDuke update") has been received by the ITSO:
As indicated in the screenshot above, hovering over the URL indicates a non-Duke hosted domain as the target destination. Clicking the link takes one to the following page:
We ask that anyone who has received the message, clicked the link, and supplied credentials the the fraudulant Outlook Web App page to please contact the OIT Service Desk immediately at 919.684.2200
The Duke University IT Security Offices have recevied multiple notifications of new Phishing messages circulating through the Duke community. We ask that if you received any of these messages, clicked the link and submitted you credentials, that you contact the OIT Service Desk for assistance with resetting your password. The OIT Service Desk can be reached at 919.684.2200.
These are copies of the variations of these emails.
Note the website URL, these forms are not hosted on the duke.edu domain.
The Duke IT Security Offices have received multiple notifications of a suspicious email that is has been sent to all Faculty and Staff in regards to Sexual Harassment training. While these emails are generic in content and presentation, they are legitimate and we ask that you click the link and take the required training. For further information about the emails and training please see the following DukeToday article http://today.duke.edu/2015/04/harassment
The following are screen shots of the emails that have been sent out:
For staff in non-supervisory roles:
It's time for an update!
Adobe has release their newest update to Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. In this update Adobe offers a free upgrade to their cloud solution which allows users to store their PDFs on Adobe’s cloud and access their PDFs on any device.
But should you use it?
Many of our business documents contain sensitive electronic information that should not be sent to cloud providers. Duke staff should be particularly careful with systems offering device syncing to make sure cloud sharing is allowed. Staff should familiarize themselves with the Duke Data Classification Standard (http://security.duke.edu/protect-your-information/data-classification-duke) and only sync documents classified Public.
More information about the new features included can be found on Adobe's site - https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/pricing/pricing-compare-plans.html
Contact the Duke IT Security Office @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Reports of this new phishing attack began shortly after lunch:
The link in the message above redirects to the form seen below:
Anyone that received this message, clicked the link, and supplied credentials should immediately notify the OIT Service Desk at 919.684.2200
The Duke University IT Security Office has received multiple notifications of a recent Phishing email that is circulating through the Duke community. If you have received this email, clicked on the link, and provided your username and password, we strongly recommend that you contact the OIT Service Desk at 919-684-2200 who can assist you in updating your information.
Below is the email. Things to note that are typical of spam messages are the improper grammar ("We are upgrading new server ...") and misspellings ("website"). Also note (in the second picture) that the hover-text for the www.duke.edu URL is not Duke but another web site entirely.
The link in the above email leads to the page seen below. Note again that the phishing form is hosted at a non-Duke domain.
Again, if you have received this email, clicked on the link, and provided your username and password, we strongly recommend that you contact the OIT Service Desk at 919-684-2200 who can assist you in updating your information. Thank you.
Multiple reports were received this Monday morning concerning a couple of new phishing attacks. Two of the attacks (Subject lines: "New Maintenance" & "New Security Maintenance") appear to be an effort from the same attackers or atleast are related to the same compromised site as the landing pages (cloned Duke Shib Login pages) are hosted on the same site albeit different directories.
The two messages can be viewed below:
As you can see, both are very similar in the approach. As mentioned clicking one of the URLs in either message will take you to a cloned Duke Login page (only one screenshot provided below, both pages look the same only a slightly different URL):
If you received either message, clicked the link, and supplied credentials, please immediately notify the OIT Service Desk at 919.684.2200