You’ve heard OIT’s phishing warnings before:
- Don’t share your password with anyone.
- NEVER open any email or attachment from someone you don’t know. If you’re not expecting it, don’t open it unless you verify it with the sender.
- ALWAYS hover over a link to verify its intended location. Never click on suspicious or unrecognized links in emails, including those from NC State.
- Activate Google’s 2-Step Verification for an extra layer of protection for your accounts.
Remember that NC State IT personnel will never send you an email asking for your Unity account password. So, don’t ever respond.
In May, however, 90 campus users did respond and fell victim to a phishing attack, a fraudulent attempt to steal someone’s personal information, including identity, passwords, credit card numbers, and banking information.
Phishing attacks can be extremely damaging to you and NC State University, so learn how to protect yourself. Come to Phishing 101, an OIT Lunch and Learn series, on Wednesday, June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 110 of the Avent Ferry Technology Center. Nik Davlantis of OIT Technology Support Services will provide you with recent examples of phishing attempts and share valuable tips on how to recognize scams to avoid getting hooked. At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Identify phishing emails.
- Understand appropriate steps to take after receiving phishing emails.
- Recognize the signs of a compromised account.
You are welcome to bring a light lunch or snack to enjoy during the presentation. To register, visit Classmate.