Metro State is seeing more internet phishing scams, and administrators, faculty, staff and students should take precautions to avoid becoming victims.
An email saying your “mailbox is over quota” or your mailbox “exceeded 3.5 MB set by the administrator” is a phishing scam and should be deleted without opening any attachments or clicking on any links in the email, says Kenneth Garcia, director of infrastructure services for Information Technology. These are attacks designed to steal information from you, gain access to your mailbox and possibly infect your computer with a virus.
Garcia advises to never give out your password to anyone or post it in a page from an email. If you have entered your password to any of these emails, your account has possibly been compromised and your password needs to be changed.
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