Hackers target UH email accounts in 'phishing' attack

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii at Manoa Information Technology Service Department is investigating several phishing attacks that targeted UH email accounts on Friday.

UH ITS officials say the attackers took elements from campus announcements to make the e-mail messages look authentic.

According to ITS officials, the phishing emails were linked to a Google form that asked for Social Security numbers. Google has since removed the fraudulent form.

UH reminded students that they do not send unsolicited messages asking for Social Security numbers, UH user names or passwords.

If students have any questions about the validity of an official-looking e-mail, they can check the ITS website for current reported phishing attempts: http://www.hawaii.edu/its

To report a suspicious message targeting UH users asking for confidential information, please visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898.

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