Information Security has seen attacks where individuals are misled to believe they have been chosen for a job opportunity with the university or outside the university. The attacker then either directs the individual to fill out a website with personal information or ask for information through correspondence.
Is an attack where a malicious actor reaches out to request assistance then asks for the victim to purchase gift cards, take pictures of the back of the cards, and send them to the attacker.
For more information about avoiding phishing scams see the following website: FTC Consumer Information - Avoiding and Reporting Scams
Free antivirus software is available to students, faculty, and staff with a valid EUID.
Phishing is the most common type of malicious attack. It can be conducted using any form of communication.
Information Security provides information on common attributes of phishing emails and how to detect malicious links.
You can find more information about phishing attacks in the following places:
Information Security: Is Your Computer Secure?
Google: How to know if an email is real
LinkedIn Learning: Recognizing Phishing Emails
LinkedIn Learning: Internet Safety for Students
For information on how to access LinkedIn Learning through the university.