Avoid Phishing scams - beware of suspicious emails

Phishing is a type of attack carried out to steal login ID, passwords, credit card information, Social Security numbers, and/or other sensitive data. Phishing is most often seen in the form of malicious emails pretending to be from credible sources like people, departments, or external organizations related to the company.

Attackers can use this information to:

  • Steal money from victims (modify direct deposit information, drain bank accounts)
  • Perform identity theft (run up charges on credit cards, open new accounts)
  • Send spam from compromised email accounts

Attackers can also use your public information and relationship with the spoofed "sender" to get you to:

  • Purchase gift cards
  • Connect to an suspicious site
  • Get you to click on a malicious link and install malware on your device

Protect Yourself by:

  • Reviewing domain mail sender and warning at mail header
  • If you think you've received a phishing mail, report it to ICT Department.