New email protection service to be implemented Feb. 24

By Casey Hanson, Information Technology Services PULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.

Be alert! New school year means new phishing scams

By Casey Hanson, Information Services PULLMAN, Wash. – The start of a new school year is often coupled with an increase in reported phishing attempts to WSU Information Services Help Desk. Phishing is an email scam that tries to trick people into thinking a legitimate organization is requesting private information.

Targeted phishing attempts continue to plague WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University is often the subject of targeted phishing attempts (also known as “spear-phishing”) in which an email claims to be from a group or person at WSU or claims to be specifically related to university business. Some of the recent attempts claim that your email inbox is full or that […]

Fraudulent phishing e-mail alert; hit delete

    PULLMAN – Another fraudulent e-mail is spreading across the WSU campus.   Some WSU employees have reported receiving an e-mail that fraudulently appears to be from WSU’s Information Technology Services with the subject line “Washington State University” and the following text in the body of the email:   “Your E-mail Box has reached its […]

Skepticism; best phishing defense

Are you easily taken in by e-mail “phishing” attempts to get you to reveal sensitive personal information? If not, it may not be due to your computer savvy as much a natural reflection of your personality. That’s the strong suggestion from a recent WSU study intended to discern what key knowledge, experience and traits determine […]

Employee credit union reports phishing scam

An e-mail “phishing” scam targeting Washington State Employees Credit Union members has been reported by WSECU. The e-mail appears to come from WSECU, but in fact, comes from an unknown source shown as {} The subject line is: Alert. The phishing scam indicates that a member’s account is about to be suspended and indicates that the […]