Phishing Email Targets IIT Library Account Users

IIT faculty, staff and students may have received an email to “All Members of the University of Illinois” notifying you about a new library system that requires you to activate a new library account. Do not respond to this email. It is a phishing attempt to collect IIT campus-wide ID numbers (CWIDs).

Library users affiliated with Illinois Tech gain access to subscription databases when off-campus by entering their CWID. Releasing that information to a third-party may result in access to our databases being limited or cut off. You can always safely access the library website by using the IIT Portal links, or going directly to the library website. If you believe your CWID has been compromised, please contact the OTS support desk.