Chronicle of Higher Ed Breach

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently experienced a data breach where some account information may have been compromised. The Chronicle reports that all passwords have been reset. If you have an account with the Chronicle, OIT recommends that you change your password anywhere where you may have used the same password as your Chronicle of Higher Education password. More information about the breach, and the Chronicle’s response, is available on their website.

Phishing Alert – July 8

Wednesday, July 8, many UA faculty + staff received a phishing email with the subject “Reset Password or Reset Password (Reminder)”.

This email is an attempt to steal usernames, passwords or other sensitive information. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails. Look at the from email address of the email, and hover over links before you click to see the web address. If you are not a DUO two-factor authentication user, please activate your account today. DUO can help protect sensitive information in your UA accounts.

If you received one of these emails, mark it as spam and delete it. If you did receive an email like this, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the phishing email.

Reset Password phishing email

Blackboard Learn Upgrade

Blackboard Learn will undergo required maintenance and upgrades beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2:00 p.m. Blackboard Learn will be unavailable during the required maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center for Instructional Technology at 205-348-3532 or cit@ua.edu.

Student Phishing Alert – June 30

Tuesday, June 30, many UA students received a phishing email with the subject “University of Alabama Seasonal Summer Part Time Internship Opportunity for Student Prog 2020”.

Below is a screenshot of the email. This email is a scam, attempting to lure students with a fake job offer. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

June 30 phishing email

Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails. Look at the from email address of the email, and hover over links before you click to see the web address. If you are not a DUO two-factor authentication user, please activate your account today. DUO can help protect sensitive information in your UA accounts.

If you received one of these emails, mark it as spam and delete it. If you did receive an email like this, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Phishing Alert – June 29

Monday, June 29, many UA faculty + staff received a phishing email with the subject “Reset Password”.

This email is an attempt to steal usernames, passwords or other sensitive information. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails. Look at the from email address of the email, and hover over links before you click to see the web address. If you are not a DUO two-factor authentication user, please activate your account today. DUO can help protect sensitive information in your UA accounts.

If you received one of these emails, mark it as spam and delete it. If you did receive an email like this, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Reset Password phishing email

Phishing Alert – June 27

Saturday, June 27, many UA faculty + staff received a phishing email with the subject “UA News or RE: UA News”.

This email is an attempt to steal usernames, passwords or other sensitive information. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails. Look at the from email address of the email (not just the from name), and hover over links before you click to see the web address. If you are not a DUO two-factor authentication user, please activate your account today. DUO can help protect sensitive information in your UA accounts.

If you received one of these emails, mark it as spam and delete it. If you did receive an email like this, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

UA News Alerts phishing email