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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

  • Lock Down Your Login
  • Keep a clean machine
  • When in Doubt, Throw it Out
  • Back Up Regularly
  • Own Your Online Presence
  • Share With Care
  • Personal Information is Like Money. Value it. Protect it.
The internet is a shared resource, and securing it is
Our Shared Global Responsibility.
Published August 04, 2017
Dear McNeese Community,
Phishing messages that entice users to "Restore Storage Capacity," have been sent to many email accounts at McNeese over the past few days (see copy of message below).
Please delete these messages and do not respond. Remember, do not click on links or open attachments from unknown senders. Hover over links to verify the full URL. Consider using a link checker (e.g. http://www.urlvoid.com). Please be reminded that McNeese will never ask for credentials through email. The McNeese Helpdesk will not ask for password information under any circumstances.
If you did respond to this email, reset your McNeese password and contact the Helpdesk at 475-5995 for assistance.
Thank you

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Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:58:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Subject: Dear McNeese Staff Member

Dear McNeese Staff Member

You have reached the storage limit of your Mailbox. Your Outgoing Mails are on Hold

Please click below to restore access your email

RESTORE STORAGE CAPACITY

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published July 12, 2017
Dear McNeese Community,
A spam message that references an "Outstanding Payment," was delivered to many mailboxes at McNeese this afternoon (see copy of message below).
Please delete this message and do not respond. Remember, do not click on links or open attachments from unknown senders. Hover over links to verify the full URL. Consider using a link checker (e.g. http://www.urlvoid.com). Please be reminded that McNeese will never ask for credentials through email. The McNeese Helpdesk will not ask for password information under any circumstances.
If you did respond to this email, reset your McNeese password and contact the Helpdesk at 475-5995 for assistance.
Thank you

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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:24:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Subject: Notification (Outstanding Payment).


You have received an important document "Outstanding Payment". Click here to view the document.


Regards,
Xxxxxxx Xxxxx
Accounts Payable
McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
Tel: 337-475-5000
@mcneese.edu

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