Phishing Alert: Please protect your account information

Phishing Alert

There was another round of phishing emails today targeting SMU employees. These appeared to come from HR/Payroll pertaining to salary increases. The links in the email directed to an external login page that captured SMU credentials once entered.
Please be extra cautious and guard your account information.

When you receive an email requesting your login information, please take a second look!

  1. Check the from address: The from address should be a valid, known address for SMU. In addition, the content of the email should be appropriate for that sender. For example: you wouldn’t expect to receive payroll information from someone in OIT!
  2. Check the web addresses referenced: Is the site they are referencing a true SMU site hosted on the SMU servers? Is it a site you have heard of before?
  3. When in doubt, check with the Help Desk!

If you did fall victim to the phishing email, please change your password immediately and contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP (4357).

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Rachel Mulry

Associate CIO for Planning and Customer Service Office of Information Technology