Beware of false offers of support from SUNY
Last week we emailed you that several SUNY campuses, including FIT, have received phishing emails from other legitimate SUNY campus accounts that have been misused to send phishes. Yesterday we received a report of a student at a SUNY college who received a call from (844) 376-9163. The robo call claimed to be from SUNY and offered to give the student $4,000 in coronavirus relief. This phone call, much like the emails described below, is fake.
Continue to beware of subject lines themed around “2022 Benefits Plans” or “2022 Covid Benefits.” The emails contain a link that purports to be a SUNY benefits page but really goes to https://rebrand.ly or sibforms.com. Those links are intended to steal credentials or download malware.
What can you do to protect yourself?
Be on the lookout for emails or phone calls like the ones described above. They are probably fake.
Always hover your mouse over links in emails to make sure they are going where they say they are.
Report phishing emails in Gmail. Instructions on how to do that are available on our Cybersafe website.
If you receive an email about benefits that seems suspicious, check with Human Resources, or contact us at [email protected].
The Division of Information Technology is dedicated to informing the community of the latest cybersecurity threats. Visit fitnyc.edu/cybersafe and stay tuned for emails from [email protected] for the latest from the Cybersafe campaign at FIT.
Be aware—and be cybersafe!