Spear Phishing Attempts via Text

The ITS Help Desk has been informed that several campus community members have been the target of a spear phishing attack via text message, with the threat actor posing as President Ron Cole. These messages, which appear to have been sent from a 380 area code phone number, are not legitimate; please delete them and do not reply. As always, be alert to any such messages you receive, particularly when you are not expecting the message, the message is worded oddly, or request fast action unnecessarily. These are all typical signs of phishing or scams.