As students and faculty return to campus, scammers use this busy time as an opportunity to steal credentials and install malware onto our computers. They hope we are too busy to look at the details of their emails and they use mundane, innocuous-looking requests to try to fool us. Recently, NKU has been subjected to fake voicemail phish emails that sometimes circumvent the SPAM filters.
What You Need to Know
What You Need to Do
Here are some tips to stay safe if you receive an email with a voicemail message:
NKU has begun using Microsoft Teams, a new collaboration tool that offers chat (IM), meetings, audio/video calling, file management, and a project workspace.
Microsoft Teams is our primary IM tool, and Skype for Business has been decommissioned.
NKU now offers convenient, web-based, self-service printing. Using your NKU student account, you can log in to release print jobs to any on-campus Pharos printer, view Pharos account balances, and more! Try it out now at https://payforprint.nku.edu.
NKU receives a large amount of spam and phishing emails. We modify our filters accordingly, but it is impossible to block them all. NKU will never ask you to provide your password or personal information. Any request of you to do so should be considered fraudulent. Many of these emails link to websites that have been created specifically to mimic our branding and trick recipients. Therefore, it is crucial that users do not click on any link in suspicious emails. Please send suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be investigated.
Now you can add your mobile phone number or non-NKU email address to the password change page! If you forget/expire your password in the future, you will request a validation code be sent as text or email that will allow you to reset your password online quickly. Set up your account now by going to the password change page https://password.nku.edu/ and select “edit password recovery info.” This is a new service. If you encounter any issues, please contact the IT Help Desk or visit Norse Tech Bar in UC.
Sophisticated Phishing Scam
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