November 2016

Harvard Branded Phishing Campaign

What happened?

Phishing emails which may appear as official Harvard communications were sent to internal and external recipients. These messages encourage a user to click a link or download a file. 

What is the risk?

Clicking the link exposes the user to malicious code which may install malware on their computer. Once installed, malware provides an attacker access to files and passwords on the computer.

What can I do?