Once cyber criminals have stolen the WSU account credentials, they will hijack the accounts and use them fraudulently.
A Sample of the WSU Phishing Email
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 3:52 PM
Subject: New Mail
We are upgrading our WSU Dynamics 365 and it might make your quota limit exceed it's normal limit. This might block incoming mail from coming in. To validate and increase the storage limit
Warning! Your office mail might not work properly if you refuse to validate your WSU membership.
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Washington State University (WSU) users who have already been tricked by the phishing email scam, are asked to contact the Washington State University's I.T department for help.
Washington State University (WSU) email users should not click on a link to sign into their accounts, even if the email message appears to have been sent from a legitimate email address. It is recommended that they go directly to www.wsu.edu, click on “Email Login” or “myWSU,” and sign-in from there. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will receive notifications if there is any change to their accounts, or if there is something that needs to be done to their accounts. Or, they can report suspicious email messages to their I.T department.
Signing in from www.wsu.edu is the most effective way Washington State University users can protect themselves against phishing scams and not become victims of cyber crimes.