A malicious Chrome Extension called OneClass is part of a current phishing scam that can impact your Blackboard account. If installed, the malware may send email on your behalf and also attempt to collect your login credentials.
The OneClass Chrome Extension is not available directly via search in the Chrome Extensions Store but students are being phished with an installation link in email. During installation, the extension requests permissions to "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit". It adds a button inside the Blackboard Learn pages to "Invite Your Classmates to OneClass". The plugin will email all the users in your courses and phish them to install it too, using the following message: "Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for <University Name> courses at <URL hidden>. I highly recommend signing up for an account now that way your first download is free!"
Please DO NOT install this extension, and if you receive an email like the one above DO NOT click anything in the email, just delete the email.
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