Monday, June 20, 2016

FYI on Bruin Alert Scam

You probably got the message below via email. But if not:

To the Campus Community:

Be advised there is a Phishing email message being sent throughout UCLA claiming to be from Bruin Alert and asking you to log-in to confirm your credentials. If you receive the message, please take no action and immediately delete it.
FYI, the message has a couple of telltale signs to look for when trying to determine the validity of a questionable email:
The email address of the sender is not actually the same as the name of the sender (in this case, it isn't even a email address).
Very poor grammar and spelling.
A copy of the message is below for your reference. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Michael Story
Interim Chief Information Security Officer
Information Technology Services
Note: The General Rule is never respond to an email asking you for any kind of information relating to passwords, forms of ID such as Social Security number, etc.

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