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A malicious " Chrome Extension" has been identified. When the extension is installed, it will add a button to pages you browse in Blackboard (and other services) to "Invite your Classmates to ". When clicked, the button will attempt to send a email to everyone in the class to promote . The extension will also attempt to collect user credentials (e.g. Your Nipissing and password).
A copy of a sample email is below:
“Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for
Please delete the email. If you already installed the extension, please remove the extension. Then change your Nipissing University password immediately and report the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently an issue with some courses not being displayed correctly in a student's or faculty member's course list . Dropped courses may take some time to disappear.
We are working with Blackboard to address the issue.
* Notice to Instructors
Please be advised that due to the volume of Safe Assign requests coming into the Safe Assign system there is currently a delay in processing the comparisons.
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