Phishing threats results in safety measures from Ohio University

Abby Miller reports:

Ohio University has implemented multiple safety measures in order to decrease the amount of phishing email attacks against OU faculty and students.

The first security updates were implemented on March 9, which were a part of OU’s bigger plan to increase its security measures, according to its website. The changes were put into place after a recent round of phishing emails were being spread throughout the university.

The most visible change is that the login page for OU websites has changed, which now requires students and faculty to enter their full email address when signing in. Craig Bantz, chief information officer at the Office of Information Technology, said those changes were made in light of the third mass round of phishing OU has seen in the past six months.

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