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Campus Notices

Phishing Security Alert


CWU Information Security Services has noticed a new trend, phishing emails are being sent to university employees requesting information or a transfer funds. Typically, these emails impersonate a person in a position of power like a vice president or dean.

Here is an example of a real phishing email someone at the university received where the attacker impersonated the president of the university asking for a payment.

Take note of the suspicious email address this message came from as well as the request being made.

If you received, an email like this take the following steps:

  1. Ask yourself, “does it make sense I am getting this email?”
  2. Verify the request with the person over the phone or in person.
  3. Report the message to





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