Online Fraudsters Target University Web Mail

BEDFORD, Mass.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been several phishing attacks disguised as the online portals or Web mail services of American higher education institutions, according to RSA’s February Online Fraud Report.

The report claims this may mark a new trend in phishing and online fraud – and a source for concern within the education sector.

A majority of these attacks targeted U.S. public universities. The report says 70 percent of the strikes were against the online portals of the universities offering student services, such as Web mail, while 30 percent only targeted Web mail services.

To read the full report, click here.

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