Trinity PhishBowl

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Phishing is a common form of cyberattack that uses emails to target victims. To "phish" is to try to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization but contains a link to a fake website that replicates a real website. A phishing email might ask the recipient to complete an action and then request personal information or credentials or install malware on the user's computer if they click on an email link or attachment.

Most phishing attacks are easy to spot because they include grammar errors, typos, outdated or odd images, and so on, but some can be convincing and hard to spot. Do your best to avoid falling victim to a phishing email by:

  • Beware sketchy messages
  • Avoid opening links and attachments.
  • Verify the source/sender

If you suspect an email, report it to the ITS Help Desk immediately and do not click on any links or attachments.

This Phish Bowl has examples of real phishing attacks (and other scams) that have targeted the Trinity community. Use these as examples when examining suspicious emails you may receive:

 

phishing March 14, 2018 screenshot

spear-phishing scam 11/13/18

scareware screenshot

spear-phishing scam 08/07/18

phishing March 14, 2018 screenshot

phishing email 03/14/18

scareware screenshot

scareware scam 09/01/17

phishing screenshot

phishing attack 05/16/17

phishing screenshot

phishing attack 05/15/17

phishing screenshot

phishing attack 05/03/17

phishing screenshot

phishing attack 03/29/17

 

 

Details

Service ID: 17950
Created
Wed 2/22/17 11:56 AM
Modified
Fri 11/6/20 10:43 AM