Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fishing versus "Phishing"

 
The fishing season may be drawing to a close, but the “phishing” season is year-round.  This is a reminder that phishing scams continue and caution is important.  Most recently some in the Mac community have received a message alerting users that you are “running on low mail Quota” and should “Click Here” to correct it.  Given the poor grammar, the fact that Google’s storage allotment is beyond everyone’s needs, and the presence of an odd URL , this was obviously a scam.



Remember - NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited email. Don’t open unsolicited email attachments and don’t click on suspicious links.  If you’re not sure, either delete it or contact the ITS Help Desk (helpdesk@macalester.edu, 651-696-6525).

For more information, go to www.staysafeonline.org



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