Tuesday, October 16, 2012
BEWARE of Phishing Scams!
We've all received them, emails from a seemingly trusted source like a bank, delivery company or even your own place of employment, claiming there was some type of issue or another requiring you to offer up some personal information or click on a link or button to help clear the issue up. If you receive an email of this sort DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINK OR OFFER UP ANY INFORMATION!
This is a common form of security attack called a phishing or spear phishing scam.
Groups attempting to steal personal information will often use e-mails that appear to originate from a trusted source to try and trick a user into entering valid credentials at a fake website. Typically the e-mail and the web site look like they are part of a bank or some other organization the user is doing business with.
If you receive an email like this and you think it may be fraudulent, please report it immediately to the T&C Helpdesk at X8552 or email@example.com. They will assist you and instruct you on how to remove it effectively.
Remember... nobody from T&C will ever ask you for any personal information, including your password!