DoIT Investigating Malicious Email Reports

By: Nicholas Ciuffo
Last Updated: May 03, 2017

To the campus community, 

The Division of Information Technology is currently investigating reports of a malicious email being sent to Stony Brook email users. 

This is a widespread issue affecting email users across the country.

We ask that if you receive a suspicious looking email that you do not click any links or open any attachments, and report the message as spam. 

Signs of a suspicious email:

  • An email with attachments you are not expecting
  • Request to perform an action, such as clicking on a link
  • Typo's or misspellings
  • You do not recognize the sender

If you need assistance or unsure if an email is legitimate, please contact the DoIT Service Desk by submitting a ticket at

If you believe you were affected we recommend:

  • Changing your password
  • Logging out any other instances of your account aside from the one you’re using

These are just precautionary measures, it does not appear that this attack actually affected any login information. However, we are still investigating.

We will update the campus community when the issue is resolved.

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