CIO issues phishing campaign warning

DATE:              June 3, 2019
TO:                  All Students, Faculty and Staff
FROM:             Shawn Belling, Chief Information Officer
RE:                   Recent E-Mail Phishing Campaigns

Like most institutions of higher learning, Madison College faces ongoing phishing campaigns. Our Technology Services Security Team has implemented sophisticated tools that prevent most of these from ever appearing in students’ email accounts. Over the last two weeks, we have seen an increase in phishing campaigns, and have made some additional behind-the-scenes changes to respond. 

On Monday June 3, we have seen new phishing campaigns offering pet sitting or dog sitting jobs come through. These are not legitimate jobs – these are phishing attempts, so please do not respond to them. The Technology Services Security Team is evaluating additional measures to implement as soon as possible to counter these and future phishing scams targeting our students.

Please contact the Technology Services Help Desk (608-246-6666, helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu ) if you have questions or need further assistance with a phishing problem.


Published June 5, 2019.