New Phishing Scam Spoofs UARK Login

Friday, April 13, 2012

The most recent phishing scam to strike University of Arkansas users includes a link impersonating UA Mail. This scam is designed to trick you into entering your UARK password and is a malicious phisher’s attempt at identity theft. If you unintentionally provided your UARK login information, change your UARK password immediately at passweb.uark.edu.

When receiving unsolicited email appearing to be from a university department or office, verify its legitimacy by directly contacting the department or office. IT Services will NEVER request your password or other personal information over email. Always look for the secure “S” in “https” before logging into an unfamiliar web page. When in doubt, contact the Help Desk at 575-2905.

Spam and other abusive email should be reported to abuse@uark.edu with full header information. Learn more about reporting abuse at http://techarticles.uark.edu/email/report_abusive_email_with_expanded_headers/.

Learn more about identifying phishing and spam email at http://techarticles.uark.edu/security/security_phishing_and_spam/ or about writing verifiable emails at http://techarticles.uark.edu/security/verifiable_email/

Contacts:

Erin Griffin, Documentation/User Support Specialist
IT Services
575-2905, ecgriff@uark.edu

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