More Tech Snafus At University Of Hawaii

RJ Brown/Civil Beat

The University of Hawaii has bad luck with technology, especially when it comes to security. This semester is no exception.

Last year it was dealing with security breaches that compromised the private information of tens of thousands of students.

This year, UH is dealing with a rash of phishing emails targeting UH faculty members, employees and students.

An Aug. 16 email to the UH community announced that "The University of Hawaii is seeing an increase in phishing emails targeting members of the University of Hawaii community."

These phishing emails claim to be from UH stating that in order to 'validate' or 'upgrade' your account you must send personal information such as:

  • your UH username or email account
  • password
  • date of birth, social security number or even bank account information

DO NOT RESPOND to such emails. The University of Hawaii will NEVER ask for your UH username or email account and password in an unsolicited email message.

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