Washington State University is experiencing increased risk of information security threats due to malicious actors taking advantage of the CoVid-19 situation. Washington State Chief Information Officer James Weaver shared the following information regarding a new phishing email threat that is based on people’s fears surrounding the coronavirus.

Please share this information with fellow WSU staff, faculty, and students in your areas. Also, please forward any instances of emails received that reference the coronavirus to abuse@wsu.edu. Standard security practices should continue to be followed, including never clicking on links within emails from unknown sources.

Thank you,
ITS Communications Team