The ITS Solutions Center has received multiple reports of phishing e-mails programmed to look as if they are coming from Blackboard. These emails are not legitimate Blackboard notifications, but are constructed to lure the recipient to click on a malicious link that may result in harm to Iowa State’s networks.
The phishing e-mails have varying subject lines, e.g. “important message from faculty,” or “course error alert.”
The Security Team is blocking outbound addresses of these malicious links as they become known to protect the university, but continued vigilance is required by all users. Phishing attacks remain one of the greatest threats to Iowa State and its computer networks.