Over the last few months, The Univeristy of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus has been the target of multiple "Phishing
" attempts. Phishing is a method of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email. These attempts have also resulted in the University being "Blacklisted" by other organizations like Comcast resulting in email being rejected from the University.
In an ongoing effort to combat these phishing attempts, IT Services will soon be implementing new technology to help identify accounts that have been compromised and automatically "turn off" the account until the user can be botified that their account as well as their information is at risk. This technology identifies email accounts that are sending more than 500 email messages in less than a minute and tags them as suspicious and temporarily turns the account off so it can no longer send out suspect emails. Users are then notified by IT Services that their account may be compromised.
To learn more about Phishing please see our IT Security
Page for information about account procedures.