The University is experiencing an increased number of Cedarville accounts becoming compromised by scammers, resulting in mass phishing and scam emails.
In the past seven days, 14 accounts have become compromised (meaning someone other than the owner has logged in to a Cedarville account) and used to send out 17,849 emails to other Cedarville accounts. It usually only takes 10-15 minutes to send out hundreds or thousands of these emails.
Please protect your Cedarville University account with Duo Two-Factor Authentication, and protect your account password by using a password manager such as LastPass, 1Password, or Bitwarden. All Cedarville University faculty and staff are required to utilize Duo Mobile to protect their Cedarville accounts.
If you believe your account has been compromised, please notify Information Technology immediately by calling or texting 937-766-7905 or by emailing email@example.com.
If you believe you have received a phishing or scam email message, do not reply to it or click on any links in the message. Forward the email message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and IT staff will take the necessary action.
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