Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Phishing - Don't be a victim!!

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as username, password and banking details, by masquerading as a trustworthy organisation or individual in an email message. 


You should never respond to an unsolicited email requesting personal information. 

How can I protect against phishing messages?

Be suspicious of any email with requests for personal information.
Note specifically that Information Solutions and Services or the Library will never send an email asking you to provide us with your password by email. 

If you receive a fraudulent email:
  1. Do NOT click any links
  2. Do NOT open any attachments
  3. Do NOT enter any personal details on the fraudulent email or website
  4. Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
  5. Delete the email.
What if I responded and gave my username and password? You should change your email password immediately.  Report the ’phishing’ email to the Service Desk
As your account was compromised you will start to receive a large amount of SPAM emails.  Do not open/reply to any of these emails.  Delete these emails.

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