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Data Security Awareness Training

Avoid Email Scams

Visit our Phishing pages for information about how to identify phishing scams and examples of some real phishing scams.

If you accidentally responded to a phishing message, or you believe that your account has been compromised, contact IT Security at or 773-702-CERT (773-702-2378).

Compute Safely While Traveling

See our travel tip sheet for information on computer and connection security during both domestic and international travel. The tip sheet provides tips on accessing University resources, checking email, securing your wireless connection if you are using a laptop, and precautions you should take when using public computers.

Think before you share: Do not share copyrighted material

Stay informed

From: Asiah Bte Rahmat <>
To: Fitbit &lt;;
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:45:27 +0000
Subject: Admin Notice


Dear Customer/User,

You will not be able to send/receive more emails until you visit the below helpdesk portal link to restore/confirm your email access.


System Administrator


Important: This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it and notify us immediately; you should not copy or use it for any purpose, nor disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you.

From: Iomini, Carlo <>
Date: Thu 10/20/2016 1:42 PM
Subject: Microsoft 2016 Update


2016 from 10PM. We are moving all email account to the new Microsoft 2016 Outlook Web App. Your current webmail is out of date, please CLICK HERE <>   to complete the verification process. Inability to complete this procedure will render your account inactive.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.

Thank You.
Webmail Administration
Copyright @2016

From: Webadvisor <>
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:32 PM
Subject: The new Outlook Web app for Staff/Student is the new home for online self-service and information.


The new Outlook Web app for Staff/Student is the new home for online self-service and information.
Click on < here> <> and login to:
·  access the new staff directory
·  access your pay slips and P60s
·  update your ID photo
·  look up student records using the contact search facility
·  use our quick links at the bottom of each page to help you find relevant tools and info

From: Robert Zimmer <>
To: &lt;;
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:11 PM
Subject: Payment


Hi (name),

I have due Invoice(New Vendor) for payment , Can you process payment today .


Robert Zimmer


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Tablet

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

The email is signed by a person of high importance, however it is poorly written.  A clear indicator that it could not have been sent by this person and should cause the recipient to question its validity.  Therefore, the recipient should not take attention, including opening any attachments accompanying the email.

From: "Burns, Nancy" <>
To: "" &lt;;
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:38:15 +0000
Subject: To All Faculty\Staff



To All Faculty\Staff

Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Outlook Web Access which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar, web-documents and the new 2016 anti-spam version.

Please use the link below to complete your upgrade for our new Outlook Web Access improved web mail.


IT Service Desk Support.

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

The link being referenced in the email is not from a credible site. Also, the email is missing contact information to the person/group sending this email for any further follow-up by recipient.