Campus Phishing Alert – 6/18/2018

Many received an email sent June 18, 2018  with the subject of “Sign up! Extra Earning” or “Sign up And Earn Now” and looked like the example below.

Screenshot of Phishing Email

The link included in the message was directed to a malicious site that requests your username and password.  IT Security has already contacted the appropriate parties in order for them to remove the malicious site.

If you still have an email in your inbox with the subject of “Sign up! Extra Earning” or “Sign up And Earn Now”, please delete the email. No further action is required.

If you have already opened the email and visited the site and entered your username and password, please:

  • change your password as soon as possible at https://samweb.shsu.edu, by clicking on the IT@Sam menu, then on Account Password Change; and
  • contact the Service Desk (this will help us determine the magnitude of the Phishing incident).

Please contact the Service Desk should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble resetting your password.

Thank you,

IT@Sam Service Desk

 

Phone Scams – Be Alert

Traffic Sign with the words Scam AlertWe want to remind you that phone scams happen frequently and remind you to stay alert. The calls can be received on  any campus phone or cell phone. Although there are many different types of phone scams, the most common types are: IRS Scams, Jury Duty Scams, Tech Support Scams, and Government Grant Scams.

Most recently, a Government Imposter Scam is gaining momentum at universities and businesses around the country, including in Houston. Specifically, this scam impersonates the Chinese Consulate and claim’s the individual’s immigration status may be in jeopardy.

We know that identifying a scam can be tricky and with caller ID spoofing, this tricky task can become extremely difficult. Here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of a phone scam:

  • Be suspicious. Never trust a name or number on your caller ID. It is ok to hang up if something does not feel “right.”
  • Never allow an unknown person access to your computer.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, and passwords.
  • Never wire money to or purchase a gift card for a person you do not know.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. If the scam involved access to Sam Houston State University equipment, contact the IT@Sam Service Desk immediately.

Stay safe, Bearkats.

Campus Phishing Alert 3/20/2018

Many received an email sent March 20, 2018 claiming to be from Dr. Hoyt about a Business Integrity Program The email had a subject of FW:[ATTENTION REQUIRED] Sam Houston State University Revised Business Development, Implementation, and Review of Guidelines and Goals” and looked like the example below.

screenshot of phishing emailThe message contained a PDF that when opened requested your SHSU login credentials. IT Security has blocked any further emails from being delivered and blocked the site that is storing entered login credentials.  They have also contacted the appropriate parties to disable and remove the malicious site.

If you received this message and still have the email in your inbox with the subject of FW:[ATTENTION REQUIRED] Sam Houston State University Revised Business Development, Implementation, and Review of Guidelines and Goals, please delete the email. No further action is required.

If you have already opened the PDF and entered your username and password, please:

  • change your password as soon as possible at https://samweb.shsu.edu, by clicking on the IT@Sam menu, then on Account Password Change; and
  • contact the Service Desk (this will help us determine the magnitude of the Phishing incident).

Please contact the Service Desk at (936) 294-1950 or servicedesk@shsu.edu should you have any questions, concerns, or trouble resetting your password.

 

March 16th- Power Outage

Please see the below message from Facilities Management about an upcoming campus power outage and plan accordingly. Access to computing resources (such as Banner, the website, and remote servers) from off-campus will not be affected during this power outage.


Banner with the text Sam Houston State University and Facilities Management

From the Office of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management:

Electrical Shutdown- Friday, March 16 from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

An Electrical shutdown affecting the majority of the Main Campus is planned for Friday, March 16 (“Energy Conservation Day”) from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm, 14 hours. This shutdown is necessary to provide power for the new Lowman Student Center Addition.

The following buildings will not have electricity or air conditioning:

• Academic Building I
• Academic Building III
• Academic Building IV
• Alpha Chi Omega House
• Alpha Delta Pi House
• Anne Shaver House
• Austin Hall
• Baldwin House
• Belvin-Buchanan Hall
• Bobby K. Marks Admin.
• Chemistry & Forensic Science
• CHSS Building
• Crawford House
• Creager House
• Dan Rather Communications
• Estill Building
• Evans Complex
• Farrington Building
• Garrett TEC
• Gibbs House
• Houston House
• Jackson-Shaver Hall
• Lee Drain Annex
• Lee Drain Building
• Mallon House
• Lowman Student Center
• Margaret Lea Houston
• Museum Complex
• Music Building
• Newton Gresham Library
• Peabody Memorial Library
• Pritchett Field
• Rachel Jackson House
• Raven Village
• Recreational Sports
• Sam Houston Parking Garage
• Sam Houston Village
• Sigma Sigma Sigma House
• Smith Hutson
• South Paw
• Thomason Building
• University Theatre Center
• West Central Plant
• White Hall
• Visitor & Alumni Center
• Walker Education Center
• Zeta Tau Alpha House

The following buildings will not have air conditioning:

• Elliott Hall
• Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center
• Old Main Market
• Powell Student Health & Counseling Center

For questions regarding this outage please contact Chuck Jones, Facilities, Planning & Construction, 936-294-3677.

Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen and uncontrolled circumstances. Please check the Facilities Management Website to stay up to date on all projects, closures, and campus interruptions.