Universities around the country, along with students and staff, may want to be a bit more vigilant online, warned Kaspersky Lab after researchers detected nearly 1,000 phishing attempts hitting at least 131 universities in 16 countries over the last year.
According to researchers, cyber-criminals are targeting users with fraudulent web pages designed to look identical to the university’s official page. The only distinction is a slightly different URL, making it difficult to detect. Once a user clicks on the link, they are delivered to credentials-stuffing pages, where they are asked to provide sensitive information, including university account credentials, IP addresses and location data.
By Kacy Zurkus
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