Be aware of recent phishing attempts

The Division of Information Technology is seeing an increase in phishing email messages, including emails that falsely claim to be from university officials in an attempt to get users to click on links within the message. 

Phishing is the practice of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and/or financial details by masquerading as a trustworthy source. Many phishing scams against students are related to employment and seek personal email and phone details. No one from the university will ever ask for your password or personal financial information via email or through a tool such as Google Forms.

If you receive an unexpected Duo app phone call or SMS message, deny the request and identify it as fraud. If you suspect your email or computer has been compromised, contact the Service Desk at 803-777-1800. Inform them you would like to report a security incident and have them direct your inquiry to the University Information Security Office.

Visit the Division of Information Technology website to review information on email security and how to report phishing in Outlook.

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