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Phishing 101

Is this email legit? Could this email have a virus?

Everyone at the University can be a target of phishing email. These emails look like they come from friends, family, and co-workers from across the aisle to across campus. These emails can also infect your computer and/or steal valuable personal or business information.

Most importantly, if you are even remotely suspicious that something you have received may not be legitimate, do not open it and please let us know right away.

Identifying Phishing Emails

With the often convincing tone or content of a possible phishing email, how can each of us recognize a phishing attempt before it’s too late?

To get a quick introduction to Phishing emails, and learn what you can do to not be ‘hooked’ by one, please review the Phishing 101 – PowerPoint presentation.