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FROM: University Technology Services
RE: UTech Security Awareness Bulletin - Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
Sent: 11/8/2019 9:16:50 AM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff



 

RE: UTech Security Awareness Bulletin – Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

As the winter holidays approach, UTech Security reminds users to stay aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns, which may include:

Please use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect yourselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:

·    Verify the URL (web address) of a website before clicking on a link. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation of spelling or a different name.

·    Don’t send sensitive information over the Internet before checking a website’s security.

·    Do not reveal personal or financial information, and do not respond to e-mail solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in e-mail.

·    Never respond to suspicious e-mails or click on links inside suspicious messages.

·    Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.

·    Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages that ask for personal information.

·      Never purchase anything advertised through unsolicited e-mail.