The Federal Student Aid office at the Department of Education has alerted us about a malicious phishing campaign whereby attackers use phishing emails to obtain access to student accounts via the student portal. Once access is gained, the attacker changes the student’s direct deposit destination to a bank account controlled by the attacker.
The malicious email states that a new bill is available and contains a link to a malicious site that is made to steal your login credentials. As always, be very careful dealing with unsolicited emails and do not click links in an email without verifying it is legitimate.
If you ever have suspicions about an email, you may forward it to helpdesk@NorthwestState.edu to have it checked. The help desk can also be reached at 419.267.1461.