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Security Alert: Text message phishing scam

Date:
2021-02-03 14:50:00
Status:
Open
Brief Description:
Several users are reporting a fairly common and highly targeted "are you available" scam, however this recent variant is delivering via SMS text message. Please exercise caution when you receive a text message from an unknown number.
Current Status:
N/A
Services Affected:
Not Applicable
Full Description:
Several users are reporting a fairly common and highly targeted "are you available" scam, however this recent variant is delivering via SMS text message. Please exercise caution when you receive a text message from an unknown number. The IT Security Office previously released guidance about this scam when it was delivered via email (https://itservicealerts.hosting.cornell.edu/view/5891). While these scams often target Cornell employees, this recent text-based round appears to target graduate students as well.
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