Don't Get Phished. Be Cyber Secure

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Phishing is one of the most common threats to Illinois. Numerous times a year cyber criminals attempt to gain secure information by trying to trick readers into providing private information such as names, passwords, bank account numbers, social security numbers, etc. Protect yourself by learning to identify and report phishing attempts.

Don't know what phishing is or how or where to report it? Visit the Tech Services Phishing webpage for additional information.

  August 23 phishing attack

Phishing attack

 

Background

On August 23, a multi-staged phishing email attack hit the University of Illinois. The first wave of emails included a subject line that read "Payment has been made." People who opened the attachment with that email were infected with malware. That first piece of malware was designed to use the individual's email address book to send the second round of phishing emails.

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