A series of messages received over the weekend has generated a lot of questions to the ITS Client Services Helpdesk asking "Is this Legit?". As with most messages, the message contained a warning about email quota or account security and was supposedly from "The Helpdesk". The messages also directed users to click on a malicious link in an attempt to capture their account information.
If you receive a suspicious message, please contact ITS to verify authenticity before providing your account credentials or any personal information.
A copy of one of these messages is below:
Clicking the link brings users to an unbranded page with some generic wording and solicits the username, email address, and password of the user:
Take a moment to run through Google's Security Checkup. The Security Checkup will insure that recent activity on your account is legitimate, that the add-ins accessing to your account are legitimate, and that the forwarding addresses that have been configured in gmail are legitimate:
If you see any strange account behavior, do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com or (718) 862-7973