Sac State cautions against phishing attempt


Caleb Danielson - The State Hornet

An email that a student received in a phishing attempt in April 2018.

Thomas Frey, News editor

The Sacramento State Office of Information Resources and Technology sent an email on Thursday warning students of a potential phishing attempt through Sacramento State’s email platform.

“We are receiving reports from our campus community that they are receiving a message from ‘The Microsoft account team’ asking to verify your account,” the email said. “This message is not from Sacramento State or Microsoft, and is a sophisticated phishing attempt.”

The office warns against clicking on any links in the email and they are asking students who receive the phishing attempt to forward the email to

The office states that one way to check on phishing is to make sure the email address from the sender matches the website that it claims to come from.