Neligh-Oakdale Superintendent Scott Gregory wants everyone to be vigilant with their e-mail accounts after a phishing attack on the school this afternoon.
"Our school computer system was hit by a 'phishing' attack this afternoon around 1:30 p.m.," Gregory said in an e-mail release today. "The attack centers around a Google doc. link and when users click on it, it allows third parties to access your e-mail and address book information. Our IT coordinator has resolved the issue on our end. People who get a Google docs. link share request from a school account today, should delete those requests."
The attack is just one of many that are affecting e-mails across the nation. According to officials, the e-mail will generally come from someone that you have previously had contact with. Once you open the e-mail, it spreads the attack to anyone that is in your address book.
If you have already fallen victim to the scam, you should change your password immediately and revoke permission to the Google docs app.