Stay Safe Online

Posted by Bill Crum on Mar 27,  2020

 

As COVID-19 continues to impact our nation, we are seeing an increase in phishing and hacking attempts. We encourage our staff and students to be on the lookout for these attempts in order to maintain information security during a time where most of us are in remote locations.

Telltale signs of a phishing attempt:

  • Urgent call to action - phishing schemes feed on panic and urgency.
  • Misspelled words.
  • Links don't match the URL (hover--don't click!!!--over links to see where they go).
  • "From" e-mail doesn't match the name.
  • E-mail offering part-time work.

Basic guidelines for dealing with phishing e-mail:

  • If it feels "phishy," it probably is. Go with your instinct and delete it. 
  • If you receive an e-mail that looks like it's from a bank, Amazon, DocuSign, etc. but you weren’t expecting something from one of these, just delete it and check your accounts.
  • Check the Technology website for samples of phishing e-mails we're aware of.
  • Contact the Technology division if you have questions.

Stay safe online!