Google Docs Phishing Attack

This is a notice to inform you of a potential security threat of an ongoing phishing scam that targets users by disguising itself as a Google Docs sharing request. Please be aware of security threats during day-to day email tasks; do not open a document from someone that you aren’t expecting, or can’t verify the origin of. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Google Docs Phishing attack.

The malicious email was easily identified as addressed to hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh<at>mailinator.com

This specific attack performed the following:

·         Uses the existing Google login system
·         Uses the name “Google Docs”
·         Is only detectable as fake if you happen to click “Google Docs” whilst granting permission
·         Replicates itself by sending itself to all your contacts
·         Bypasses any 2-factor authentication / login alerts
·         Will send scam/phishing emails to everyone in your contacts

While Google has already acted to prevent further spread, individual users who clicked the link may still be at risk.  Especially those users who have Google accounts.

Google is strongly recommending impacted users perform a SecurityCheckup to make sure that no malicious applications have access to their individual account.  This link will direct a logged in Google user to the Security Checkup page:  https://myaccount.google.com/secureaccount

Top Ten Reasons to See Your Advisor

Your academic or faculty advisor is your personal advocate for success at Wake Tech, and beyond. Advisors are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming, professional, and supportive.

While students are encouraged to make decisions and a plan for their own educational goals, advisors can assist students in many different ways.

Here are at least ten reasons why you should meet with your advisor on a regular basis:

10. To learn about campus resources
9.   Discover visit dates of transfer colleges
8.   Acquire help reviewing test scores
7.   To better understand transfer credit
6.   To decipher registration error messages
5.   To find out about transfer options
4.   To ask questions about withdrawing from or adding a class
3.   Change or add a program
2.   To plan out next semester’s courses
1.   To better understand your Program Evaluation (degree requirements)

Who is my advisor?
• Returning Students in Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs: Log in to WebAdvisor. Select Current Curriculum Student and then select My Profile. Web Advisor will provide you with the name of your faculty advisor.
• New and Returning Students in College/University Transfer degree programs (AA, AS): Meet with any college transfer Advisor on the Main, Northern Wake, or Western Wake campuses. Remember to call before visiting the Western Wake Campus (919-335-1050) or the Public Safety Education Campus (919-866-5468).

For more advising information, check out the WTCC Advising website.

This article was co-written by Kristy O’Brien, Jeanna Byrum, and Kathy Rusch, Main Campus Advising Office