Did you spot May’s Secure UD test phish?

If you’re reading this, you may have spotted May’s test phishing email! This email was sent as part of the Secure UD “Take a BITE out of phish!” campaign, a University initiative to raise our community’s awareness about phishing attacks, their consequences, and how to...

#SMiShing: Your smartphone isn’t safe from #phishing

SMiShing is a type of phishing that uses text messages instead of emails. Though the delivery method is different, scammers often use the same social engineering techniques to trick victims–and they’re after the same basic prizes of your personal and...

Phony Google Docs invites are phishing!

We’re currently seeing reports of phishy emails that imitate Google Docs invitations. The “Open in Docs” button is actually a link that redirects to a malicious URL–not something you want to click! Here’s one of the fake invites: Note the...

Did you spot April’s Secure UD test phish?

If you’re reading this, you may have spotted April’s test phishing email! This email was sent as part of the Secure UD “Take a BITE out of phish!” campaign, a University initiative to raise our community’s awareness about phishing...

All about phishing

Many of the posts on this blog warn you about specific phishing scams. But what is phishing? And how can you recognize and protect yourself from it? What is phishing? Phishing is one of the most common online scams today. In a phishing attack, the hacker or...

Spear phishing strikes again

Earlier this year, we wrote about W-2 spearphishing in which scammers impersonated a high-ranking member of an organization and asked for employee W-2s in an attempt to steal their personal information. Today, a member of the University community forwarded a similar...