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Tech Tip: Spear Phishing

From the IT Group:

In keeping with Cyber Security Awareness Month, here is another lesson specifically on spear phishing.

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a type of online identity theft. It uses email and fraudulent websites that are designed to steal your personal data or information such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information.

Spear phishing targets a specific group within a business or industry. They are sent in smaller groups and are often personalized.

Our friends at Phishme have provided an online tutorial to help you become better acquainted with spear phishing and what you should do if you receive a spear phishing message.

As always, if you ever receive any email you are suspicious of, delete it and contact the IT Group HelpDesk at 358-2535, email or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall.

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