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ITSS phishing out scam emails

Scott Kodai working in his ITSS office. Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

Elizabeth Helmer

March 28, 2016

On Feb. 19, 277 Blackboard accounts, student center accounts and Wildcat emails could no longer be accessed. The accounts were shut down on that late Friday afternoon leaving students stranded for help restoring their online academic lives until the next week. The following Monday, the IT Support...

Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

Screen captured from the Chico State portal website

George Johnston

February 19, 2016

An estimated 1,000 Chico State portals have been shut down because of a phishing email. According to Chico State IT Support Service staff, an email was sent sometime last month with a malicious link to Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Any person who opened the email had their email shut d...

Email job offer scam tries to swindle students

Austin Redfern

March 5, 2015

  Chico State students have been the recent target of a fraudulent phishing scam that is showing up in their Wildcat email accounts claiming to offer employment. Sophomore Ariana Baumann had been looking for a job since November when she came across an email from someone offering her $30...

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