University of Michigan warns against email scams as some direct deposit accounts are compromised

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University of Michigan is experiencing a newly sophisticated type of cyber attack: An email scam that attempts to get employees' passwords, gain access to their personal information and redirect their direct deposits.

The school is no stranger to phishing attempts. Employees receive several spear phishing attempts —in which scammers impersonate an institution, in this case U-M, in an effort to get victims to offer up sensitive information— each month. For example U-M has recorded six wide-scale phishing attempts already this month and more than 60 since January.

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