Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Service Impact: 
Alert Date: 
05/03/2017 - 02:30pm to 05/06/2017 - 02:30pm
Outage Type: 
Main Content
Alert Message: 

**  Archiving this expired alert  **

Beginning at approximately 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, customers began receiving messages with a subject similar to "NAME has shared a document on Google Docs with you".  The body of the message contains a link that contains the words "Open in Docs" and looks very similar to a legitimate Google Docs sharing message.

Whether you have clicked on the link or not, no further action is necessary since the application has been removed and blocked by Google.

If you are experiencing an issues or have questions regarding this matter please contact the CUIT Service Desk at 212-854-1919.

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