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"Dear IUP E-mail subscriber..."

"Confirm your Webmail account..."

"Your E-mail account upgrade..."

In computing, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. (Source: Wikipedia).

Users need to be particularly cautious when being asked for this information, especially via e-mail. The IT Support Center will never ask for usernames and passwords via e-mail.

Phishing for IUP E-mail Accounts
Information about spear phishing attacks on IUP E-mail accounts.
Spear Phishing Example
An example of a spear phishing message requesting an IUP E-mail username and password.
How to Submit a Spear Phishing Message to IT Support
Instructions on how to report a spear phishing attempt on your IUP e-mail account to help protect IUP’s e-mail environment.
Learn More about Spear Phishing
Use these online games, quizzes and websites to educate yourself so that you aren't a phishing victim.

Last modified on 10/2/2012 2:09:39 PM

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