**ALERT** Ongoing Email Spoofing Attack 4/28/2019
Greetings. This message is being shared at Dean Bashir's request.
WHO: College of Engineering Faculty and Staff
WHAT: Email Spoofing Attack including messages that appear to come from Dean Rashid Bashir
WHEN: Starting the evening of April 27, 2019, an account using Dean Rashid Bashir's name began sending messages to recipients around campus. The message appeared to come from Dean Bashir's account, but it was actually from 'email@example.com'
We have very few details about this specific attack, but previous spoofing attempts asked if the recipient was on campus. If the user responded, they would receive a reply with links asking them to purchase gift cards on Rashid's behalf. This most recent message requests you reply with your mobile phone number through which you will receive text messages. from the person claiming to be Dean Bashir.
We are actively working with the Office of Privacy and Information Security (OPIS) to attempt to block these messages from delivery, but if you have already received a copy of this message the best course of action is to delete it immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (217) 333-1313.