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You may have received an email from one of our staff asking you to click a link to a shared OneDrive folder. This is not a valid message and the link may be to a data mining site. We would like to share what we know, what we are doing about it, some methods of prevention, and steps to take if you believe you have been compromised.
What we know:
This is not a virus. There is no attachment. It is a simple email with a link. Opening the message does not harm your account or computer. Clicking the link takes you to a very convincing login page. Most people claim it looks exactly like the official Google page. It is not. It is a well-crafted data-mining site (aka phishing scam). They are attempting to coax users into logging in with their email credentials (account and password). Once done, their system has full access to that account. It seems to make several changes to the settings and then emails itself to the user’s entire contact list.
It is important to note that our system was not compromised or "hacked." This only affected the email accounts of those who clicked the link and entered their credentials. To date, we only have two confirmed cases.
What we are doing about it:
This was a completely unknown threat and it appears we may have been among the first victims. As such, safeguards did not previously exist. Google (our email system) now recognizes this type of message as a threat. If it detects similar activity from one of our accounts, it will suspend that account and deny the user access until we review and manually reactivate it.
As with any email message, never click on a link you were not specifically expecting – even if it appears to be from someone you know. If it seems strange in any way, contact the sender to verify. Another trick to detect bad links is to hover your mouse pointer over it (without clicking on it). At the bottom-left of your email window, you will see the website address listed. In one of these recent messages, the website listed was bluegreenarchitecture… – not at all affiliated with us.
If believe you have been compromised:
If you clicked the link or otherwise believe your account may be compromised, the first thing to do is change your password immediately (see your email provider for instructions). This scam may not access your account right away, so you might have time. Also, please contact the parish office if you received the suspect message from us so we can continue to track the extent: 253-564-5185 ext. 0.
Our parish has put together a question and answer page along with some terrific links. Check it out!
Archbishop Peter Sartain invites you to join the Archdiocesan pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27. This is an historic opportunity to see Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. The week-long Congress also offers inspiring keynote speakers and dozens of timely workshops. For complete information on how to register for this exciting pilgrimage, visit the website below.
Archbishop Sartain has appointed Fr. Dean Mbuzi to serve as Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas in Camus, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Stevenson and St. Joseph in Vancouver beginning July 1, 2015. We thank him for his service here at St. Charles Borromeo and will continue to pray for him. Fr. Dean will be with us until the end of June. Fr. Mike will remain at St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
What: Mass and reception following in Feist Hall
When: All Sunday Masses (including the Saturday vigil) this weekend, May 30-31
Where: Church and Feist Hall
Please join us on this Blessed Occasion in honor of Fr. Mike’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood at the Masses on May 30th at 5 p.m and May 31st at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Special receptions following in Feist Hall.
In lieu of personal gifts please continue to pray for our parish community or you may make a donation to the St. Charles Parish Evangelization Fund.
As we move into our summer schedule, please note the following changes for Sundays: there will no longer be a 5:30 p.m. Mass and the 12:30 p.m. Mass has moved a half hour earlier to noon. What's the latest you can catch a Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Parish this weekend? High noon!
We will begin taking applications from parish members and/or their neighbors, relatives and friends who are low income and/or disabled and in need of an exterior home painting. Applications can be obtained from Kim Seevers, Pastoral Assistant. Application deadline is June 26, 2015. Painting will take place between mid-July and mid-August (weather permitting and volunteer availability). Contact Kim Seevers at 253-564-5185, ext. 3013 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application. Confidentiality will be handled with strict practices.
The St. Charles Faith Paint WILL replace our parish participation with Paint Tacoma Beautiful.
Watch the bulletin and the website in the coming weeks to learn about ways you can get involved in the St. Charles Faith Paint. You don’t have to paint to get involved!
To apply or for more information, contact:
The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is underway! Archbishop Sartain’s letter should be reaching homes soon!
We are seeking everyone’s participation this year so that we reach our goal as quickly as possible!
A witness speaker will join us at all Masses on the weekend of April 25/26 to inform you more about the Appeal and invite you to give if you haven’t given already.
If you would like to make your gift today, you can go online to www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate
You can make a one-time gift or spread your payments out — you have until April 2016 to fulfill your pledge. Donating online helps saves the parish money in mailing costs.
Thank you very much for your support and participation!
Every Archdiocese has to set up their own travel plans and you can only get in by using the Archdiocese travel guide and agency who are tracking ticket sales to the Papal Mass.
For more information from St. Charles Borromeo Parish, please watch the bulletin and website or visit the links below.
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