Another Phishing Attempt for U of S Usernames and Passwords
ITS has received several reports of e-mail messages asking individuals for USASK usernames and passwords. These messages are "phishing" attempts -- attempts to acquire sensitive information fraudulently.
These new phishing attempts appear be coming from “ADMIN HELPDESK” and may be using the subject line “VERIFY YOUR USASK.CA EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW” but they may vary. They appear to be spoofing the Help Desk e-mail address (i.e. making it look like it comes from firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do not respond to these "phishing" messages.
ITS never asks for passwords.
One of the fraudulent messages currently being circulated threatens to suspend the user's e-mail and states that the recipient must confirm "Email Identity" within seven days to prevent account closure.
ITS requires no such action.
If you know of anyone who has received such a message and sent their username (NSID) and password as requested in the message, they should change their password immediately through PAWS or https://mits.usask.ca.
If you require assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk.