University of Southern California

Phishing Warning (April 20)

Posted on by mbordas

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not reply or follow the link. If you have responded or clicked the link, change your USC NetID password immediately by going to the Popular Topics menu bar on the ITS website and clicking the link labeled change your password.

From:[Compromised USC user]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:33 PM
Subject: Unusual Login Attempt

For Details Verify

Note several features that indicate this is a phish:

  1. The URL in the verify link ( includes a misspelling of “university”.
  2. The URL in the verify link leads to a non-USC domain (
  3. The message lacks any personalization or information about the alleged unusual login attempts.

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