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Old 05-17-2017, 07:26 AM   #21
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I Share Your Concern And Want To Assist


I'm David Harrison, the Chief Information Security Officer for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), and have seen the postings regarding a pop up login request asking for credentials. I've joined this forum with the single purpose of getting to get to the bottom of this and assisting in its resolution. I've seen the screen shots provided (Thank You!) but I'm still curious as to the origination of such a login screen. In lieu of further clogging up entries in your Trawler Forum, I would welcome anyone forum administrator to contact me . I apologize that you're seeing this but I can assure you that the VCCS doesn't use tactics like this. With all of the recent ransomware and phishing for personally identifiable information activities going on, I applaud the members of this community for their detective work in this effort!

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:46 AM   #22
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Thanks for responding. I forwarded your post to the appropriate Forum Contact.

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:33 AM   #23
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By the silence,it seems no-one is seeing this phenomenon any more. I`m guessing some smartie used the name because it sounded legit, to ask in an odd way for sign ins and passwords, perhaps for TF, perhaps for users computers.
Fortunately it seems to have gone away. Is Admin happy the problem is fixed? It it happened once, it could happen again.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:05 AM   #24
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I don't think folks need to make more of this than they should. The explanation offered below is very plausible--a simple mistake.

Safe-computing practices are always good but we don't need to be overlay-paranoid, regardless of what we see in the popular media.

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I think we've found the issue and sorted it out. There were a couple of images that were linked to that were behind a firewall. The page was trying to access them and putting up that prompt. We've stripped out the images. I don't think this was malware or anything untoward just a member goof. A couple of page refreshes should remove the login box for you.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:33 AM   #25
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Don't know if this helps but I am located outside the States and I am not having any issues
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:23 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
. I don't think this was malware or anything untoward just a member goof.
What exactly is a member goof?

Calling something a member goof is basically an innuendo.

Furthermore, an understanding of what happened would help to ensure against a future occurrence.

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