Several Missouri State students, faculty, and staff members have received phishing emails falsely claiming that an issue with two university Office 365 accounts must be resolved.
The form linked from this email attempts to collect usernames and passwords, as well as phone numbers used for multifactor authentication (MFA). Some Missouri State users have reported receiving text messages or phone calls after providing this information, with the goal of convincing them to provide an MFA code or approve an MFA notification.
Neither Missouri State nor Microsoft will ever call or text you requesting an MFA code or that you approve an MFA notification. If you receive such a call or text, please notify InformationSecurity@missouristate.edu.
Phishing email example:
You can protect yourself from phishing messages by avoiding clicking links in emails you don’t expect, being careful where you enter your username and password, and reporting anything suspicious to InformationSecurity@missouristate.edu.
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