Phishing attacksAll leaders
Email phishing attacks are attempts to steal personal information, such as usernames and passwords, and can appear to come from legitimate email accounts. Recent phishing messages have included the below examples:
Please note that the district office never sends messages such as these.
- “This is your last warning. You will not be able to receive or send mail in the next 8 hours. Click here to increase your Outlook mail box quota limit.”
- “Your SD has exceeded its storage limit. CLICK HERE and click on FINISH to get more space or you won’t be able to send mail.”
- “Kindly send list of W-2 (tax and wages) copy of all employees for 2016 in PDF here.”
Because City Schools’ email servers have been experiencing increased phishing attacks, school leaders should encourage staff members to delete all suspicious email messages and avoid opening attachments from unknown sources. Staff members should also be encouraged to watch this video, which outlines fraudulent emails and steps to take to ensure security. (Click here if you experience technical difficulties when viewing the video.)Click here for other items in the April 6, 2017 Leadership Action Update.