The goal of the Wright State University IT Security website is to provide information for protecting the University's computing and information resources/data by complying with information-related laws, regulations, policies and security best practices. We are also concerned with the health of your computer and the protection of your sensitive information.
For your personal protection against malicious internet activity, we encourage you to review the information on this site, specifically the section entitled Do IT Wright, accessible from the menu on the left. You are the only one that can protect your finances, identity and personal data.
Theft of personal data can occur both at home and at the university workplace, since employees of the university work daily with protected or personal information. If two pieces of information can be put together to provide access to obtain personal documents, security measures must be in place to protect that information. Paying close attention to the information on this website can provide you with valuable insight on how to protect both your information and the university's sensitive data.
The CaTS Help Desk is here to help. If you have questions or concerns about information technology security, please see the Contact Us page.
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.