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Resolved: Security Alert -

Last updated on February 3, 2014 at 8:16AM

There is a commercial site,, that asks users to enter their Penn State Access Account ID and password in order to invite classmates to join. If a user provides their credentials, the site takes possession of their credentials and tries to authenticate with Angel on their behalf and send the invite.

This is a violation of University policy AD-20; users should refrain from using this site because it captures and uses Penn State Access Account data.

If you have already provided your credentials to, you should browse to ( and change your Access Account password immediately.

For more information, please contact ANGEL Support (

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Impact Information

  • Incident Type:
    General Information
  • Services affected:
  • Locations affected:
    All locations
  • Began on:
    January 24, 2014 at 3:42PM
  • Issue Resolved:
    February 3, 2014 at 8:16AM