Email Security - Phishing
Phishing is a form of cyber crime where the phisher drops enticing email lures into the sea of internet users, hoping to hook your passwords, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, or other personal information. Then they use what you give them to commit fraud in your name; e.g., empty your checking and savings accounts, steal your identity.
Legitimate IT personnel will never ask for your password for any reason.
If you receive a request for your Unity ID or password:
- Such an email request is always fraudulent. It’s a “phishing” attempt.
- Do not respond to it in any way.
- Report it immediately to email@example.com.
- Phishing attempts at NC State
- Recognizing a phishing email
- 5 Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks (PDF)
- Protection from Phishing
Email Security - Spam
Spam is the unsolicited email (junk mail, bulk mail) that floods the Internet each day. Some is from legitimate marketers, but much is from scam artists who make promises they have no intention of keeping.