Some faculty and students have contacted IT in regards to the suspicious looking email that they received in their inbox in regards to The Hawk Newspaper (see below). The email provides the user a temporary password and asks them to visit the website and change their password.
After speaking with a member of the Hawk Newspaper, the email is in fact legit. The email that came from a company called College Publisher. College Publisher is a company used by several universities to publish an online version of the school’s newspaper. The Hawk recently switched their online publisher which would change the way that a user would now access the online version. This email only went out to users that had been subscribed to the online version of the Hawk newspaper previously. So if you did visit the site and reset your password it is safe and will only be used for the online version of the Hawk.
If you would like to register to view the online version of The Hawk please visit: http://www.sjuhawknews.com/login
Subject: Welcome to the new The Hawk – Please reset your password.
Welcome to the new site for The Hawk! Please log in here: http://www.sjuhawknews.com/login using your email address and this new password: ——– and click – Modify your account – to change the password to one of your choosing. Thank you very much, The Hawk