Phishing emails use deceptive methods to trick individuals into revealing their usernames, passwords, or other sensitive information. Be skeptical when viewing emails and look for these warning signs:
- A sense of urgency, grammatical errors, and awkwardly phrased language.
- An unusual “From” address.
- An embedded link that does not match the URL or website address it allegedly represents.
If you receive an email you believe may be phishing, do not send a reply, click on a link, or open any attachments. Forward the email to ReportSpamemail@example.com, and ITS will investigate. If you believe you may have fallen victim to a phishing email, change your NinerNET password and contact the ITS Service Desk.
Periodically, ITS will send mock phishing emails to help employees learn how to spot the tactics used in actual phishing emails. Recognizing phishing attempts is a proven way to protect university information and defend against these cyber-attacks.