Urgent: Phishing Scam Notice for 2/11/15
The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that
targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This scam, which may
have a subject line titled "(Important) changes to how you sign in with
Outlook", is created to look like an official email from Microsoft.
Within the email, you are told that changes have been made to how you
access your Outlook account, and that you need to click a "School Access
Portal" link to try out the new changes.
Please be aware that this is a scam and not an official email from
Microsoft, CaTS, or Wright State. Do not click on the links provided in
the email or give out your Office 365 username and password.
If you have any questions about this scam, or if you have already
clicked the links and entered your account information, please contact
the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or
toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
Phishing Scam Notice for 2/5/15
The CaTS Help Desk was recently notified of a “work-from-home” scam that
could potentially target Wright State students.
College students across the United States have been targeted to
participate in work-from-home scams. Students have been receiving emails
to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human
resource positions with fictitious companies. The scam requires the
student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and
then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Those
funds were first stolen by cyber criminals and student are unknowingly
helping them get away with the crime.
Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to your bank account
being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges.
If you have been a victim of this scam you can file a complaint with the
FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov and reference Alert
-If a job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
-Never accept a job that requires the depositing of funds into your
account and wiring them to different accounts.
-Look for poor use of the English language in emails such as incorrect
grammar, capitalization, and tenses. Many of the scammers who send these
messages are not native English speakers.
-Never provide credentials of any kind such as bank account information,
login names, passwords, or any other identifying information in response
to recruitment email.
Phishing Scam Notice for 02/02/15
The Help Desk was recently notified of yet another phishing scam email that targets students, faculty, and staff of Wright State
University. The content of the message is similar to,
Your webmail account will expire in 2 Days Click on staff/faculty<hxxp://xexexexexexexexexe.bugs3.com/> to validate your e-mail.
Please note that this is a scam and not an official notice from Wright State University or CaTS. DO NOT fall victim to this scam by
clicking the link or entering your login information. If you do, your campus account could be used by spammers to send spam email or
steal your personal information.
Remember, CaTS will NEVER ask you for your account information via email or the web. If you have questions concerning this, please
contact the Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.
CaTS is on Twitter!
CaTS is now on Twitter! Our Twitter handle, @WrightStateIT, is a great resource for IT announcements, tips and tricks, or just an easy way to ask us an IT question. Our goal is to make interaction with WSU members quick and convenient, so you can get your questions answered and get back to your busy day. Follow us now and stay up to date on what’s going on in Wright State's IT Department!
Laptops2Go at Wright State
Laptops2Go is a program that allows students in good standing to "checkout" a computer with their Wright1Card for 4 hours. Located on the 2nd Floor of Dunbar Library, Laptops2Go allows you to choose whether you want a Mac or a PC in order to best serve your needs as a student. If you need the laptop for longer than the initial 4 hours, the computers can be "renewed" for an extra 4 hours.
Services Grid Now Available in Office 365 Outlook Web App
As announced in a previous message to the university, Microsoft has now updated the Office 365 Outlook Web App to include a services grid. This grid, located in the upper left corner of the Outlook Web App, provides a drop down menu list of all services available to you within Office 365.
In order to access your email, calendar or other Office 365 tools, you can click on the icon displayed in the drop-down menu. If you want to pin an icon to your toolbar, you will need to click on the three dots at the top of the icon. The pinned icon will appear on your toolbar in the upper right hand corner for one-click access.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775- 4827 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Issues with Office 365 Sites Service
Currently, the Office 365 Sites service is experiencing intermittent
access issues. Users who are members or owners of an Office 365 site may
receive an error stating "Sorry, you don't have access to this page"
when attempting to visit that site. Some users have found success by
logging out and then back in to the Office 365 Sites service. Microsoft
is aware of this issue and is working on a resolution. Please direct all
questions or concerns to the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or toll
free at 1-888-775-4827.
Malware Downloaded from Seemingly Clean Office Documents
Bitdefender is warning Microsoft Office users of a new spam campaign that resembles a tax return, a remittance, or form of bill from a bank. The spam often carries a Microsoft Word or Excel attachment that will automatically execute a piece of malware with a macro code disguised to bypass traditional antivirus if downloaded. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2947
If you happen to open one of these attachments or have any other concerns, please be sure to call the CaTS Help Desk at (937)-775-4827 or email at email@example.com.
Sign Up for Microsoft Lync 2013 Training
CaTS wants to remind you that we have upcoming training sessions for
Microsoft Lync 2013. Our instructors will guide you through the Lync
software and show you how to chat, share files, and use Lync as both a
remote location meeting tool and as a way to interview prospective
employees or students.
Here is a list of upcoming sessions, along with their availability:
-Monday, February 23; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Only a few seats left!
-Wednesday, March 25; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Plenty of seats left to fill.
-Wednesday, April 15; 10:00 - 11:30am - Plenty of seats left to fill.
Sign up now and take advantage of all that Lync has to offer! To
register for a session visit this website:
To learn more about Microsoft Lync visit
you've got any questions about Microsoft Lync or our training sessions,
please give the Help Desk a call at (937) 775-4827 or toll free at