Phishing email targets Dartmouth students

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 1/5/17 2:12am

Wednesday morning, a phishing email claiming to be from College President Phil Hanlon was sent to several thousand Dartmouth students. The email originated from outside of Dartmouth and was intended to have recipients download malicious software or provide their NetID, according to an email from Dartmouth’s Information Technology Services.

The message originated from outside of Dartmouth and contained a link to a website with malicious malware or a prompt asking the recipient to provide their NetID and password.

ITS sent out two campus-wide emails after the incident, at 9:30 a.m. and noon, respectively.

The first email warned students of the attack and advised students to delete the phising email immediately, advising those who had already opened it to contact ITS.

The second email noted measures the College was taking to combat the malware, including blocking access to the malicious website from computers on the Dartmouth network and deleting the phishing messages from users’ inboxes.