MCC Daily Tribune

Phishing Attack

One way cybercriminals spread viruses is by sending out phishing emails that try to get the recipient to click on a link. Being vigilant and not clicking on links or attachments in email can prevent an infection.

Often the phishing email will spoof an address of another employee at MCC. A common sign that an email is not really from MCC is that instead of the From line in your inbox showing a normal MCC address header (Gallion, Christine (Communication and Network Services)), it will just have a last name (Gallion). If the email appears to be from another employee at MCC, but contains the yellow warning banner that says it did not originate from the MCC Employee Email system, then it is not from that person. Be suspicious of any reference to an invoice, as an attachment or a link. If you don't normally deal with invoices, or the request is coming from someone who normally would not deal with invoices, then assume it is a phishing email and do not click on any links or open any attachments. Clicking into these links can install software, or display very persuasive pages that look like legitimate requests for your user name and password. If you get a warning message, then stop. Don't fall for it.

If you are getting popups in the right hand corner of your computer saying "Threat Detected," TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF. Then call technical support at x8324, option 3.

If you have clicked on a suspicious link or an attachment, TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF. Then call technical support at x8324, option 3.

The cyber criminals are impersonating employee email accounts to accomplish their goals. Even if you think you could never fall for one of these emails, please look at the attached document to see examples of spoofed emails.

Attached Files:
Spoofing emails2-Sep2019.pdf

Gallion, Christine
Communications and Network Services