Spear Phishing

  • Phishing

    "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.

  • 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.
    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.
    Learn More about Spear Phishing
    Use these online games, quizzes and websites to educate yourself so that you aren't a phishing victim.