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Phishing Alert: "Tip Top Delivery" Scam for Overdue Invoice

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 14:04

 

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims to contain an overdue invoice or account notice. The message typically has a Word or RTF (rich text format) attachment, and its Subject line usually includes the phrase "Tip Top Delivery”. The attachment includes harmful macros that, if enabled, will install malicious software on the recipient’s computer.

The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), delete it without replying, opening any attachments, or clicking on any links within the email.  

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Tip Top Delivery Phishing Scam

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CSSD strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

In addition, CSSD recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.