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February 22, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Tufts Technology Services

Phishing is once again on the rise, and hundreds of Tufts staff and faculty are reporting that they have received phishing messages looking as though they originated from an account called “Tufts payroll.” These messages are not from Tufts and are spam/phishing email sent with the intention to steal your personal information.
Tufts Technology Services (TTS) has reported and blocked the sites where it appears the attacks are originating.
What You Should Do
The TTS Service Desk advises that you do the following if you believe you received one of these messages:

  1. DO NOT click on the link
  2. DELETE suspicious email messages immediately
  3. DO NOT enter or share your Tufts account information
  4. If not already in place, install and use the most current version of Antivirus software

If you have any concerns or think you were impacted by a phishing attack or malware (software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems), please contact the TTS Service Desk at (617) 627-3376. Read more email security tips.

TuftsAlert system

In a significant emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an emergency alert system integrating telephone, text messaging and email.

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