posted on 1/9/2023
!!! CLERKS !!! Read this !!!
Montana schools are actively being targeted by a sophisticated electronic phishing attack that looks like an employee is requesting a direct deposit change - BEWARE OF THIS ATTACK!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
There is an active phishing (email) attack circulating Montana schools right now. The attack is designed to trick you into changing an employee's direct deposit information. The phishing email looks as if it has been sent by an employee and is very convincing. If you get an email from a district employee asking to make a direct deposit change, you are likely the target of this attack!
The email looks as though it comes directly from one of your employees and it doesn't look like a fake! Here's a sample email of just ONE of the MANY emails that K12 Montana has seen in real clerk mailboxes across the state over the past several weeks:
WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR DISTRICT
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