Don’t take the bait on these Phish
You’ve almost certainly been on the receiving end of attempts to con you into giving up information, buying into a scam, or clicking on mischievous links or files. While most malicious emails are blocked by filters, scammers are constantly working to bypass them to reach your inbox. Ultimately you are the best line of defense against phishing.
Double check for red flags. Malicious emails range from common spam to messages that contain malware or try to convince you to give up your credentials to access your information or finances.
Report suspicious emails to the UISO. If you see a suspicious email in your IU account, you can report it by selecting the Report Message icon in Microsoft Outlook under the Home ribbon. You can alternatively forward the message (with full headers) to firstname.lastname@example.org for our Incident Response team to act on blocking the message.
Accidents happen. If you realize that you have fallen for a malicious message after replying to the email or clicking on a link, the best strategy is to no longer engage. Change your passwords if you used any while engaging with scammers or on a site. Be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior on your computer and computing accounts if you were influenced or tricked into installing malicious software on your computer. If you notice suspicious files or activities, report it to the UISO.
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