Don’t fall prey to spear phishing

WSU system wide is the target of a spear phishing campaign. Spear fishing is sending fraudulent email from a trusted sender. In this case, emails impersonating deans, directors and other supervisors on campus are being sent to direct reports asking them to purchase iTunes cards and reply with the codes.
If you get an email like this (remember it won’t always be iTunes—the phishers might use some other clever ploy), send the email to and copy, or contact the Vancouver IT helpdesk at or 360-546-9770.