Please be especially vigilant for phishing emails. We’ve noticed an increased number of suspicious messages coming to faculty and students that are particularly clever.
Features of the current campaign have included:
- Messages sent as a “reply to” a message already in the infected user’s inbox, which makes it harder to detect.
- The body of the message does not contain a greeting, a signature or an explanation for why the user would be sending you a link rather than including the information in the message. Messages may appear similar to this screenshot below.
- Messages include a link that directs you to an unrecognized, possibly malicious site (usually addresses that end in something other than “osu.edu,” as depicted in the screenshot below).
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is working on this issue. In the meantime, please do click any links in suspicious emails and forward all suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.