Carnegie Mellon University

You just clicked on a link in email that could have been a phishing attack.

Fortunately, this was just a test of campus susceptibility to phishing attacks conducted by the Information Security Office. If this was an actual phishing attack, you could be downloading malware right now.  Refer to the recent security advisory about CryptoLocker.  It describes how criminals are using email messages with attachments to deliver malware that can take control of your documents. You can read about CryptoLocker by visiting the ISO's website at

Continue reading to learn more about the indicators of a phishing attack. If you have any question or concerns, contact the Information Security Office at or 412-268-2044. 

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