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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: Ann-Christin Wahldin <>
To: Ann-Christin Wahldin &lt;;
Date: August 29, 2016 at 9:26:33 AM CDT
Subject: SV: Your Mailbox Is Almost Full !!


Your mailbox is almost full.

2341MB 4800MB

Current size



Please reduce your mailbox size.Click Here <""> any items you don't need from your mailbox and empty your Deleted Items folder.

From: "Landell, Micaela" <>
To: "Landell, Micaela" &lt;;
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:46 PM
Subject: Helpdesk Email


Your e-mail account was LOGIN today by Unknown IP address Unknown IP 232.22.88 233,click on the Administrator link below to validate your e-mail account or your account will be temporary block for sending more messages. Click Link To Validate Your Account <>


IT Department

From: Zoe Basquil <>
To: Zoe Basquil &lt;;
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:07:47 +000
Subject: IT Service desk


Admin/Account Re-validation, we're upgrading staff and student e-Mail account to new version of Outlook Web Access. kindly click on <> <> OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS <> and act as instructed. Thank you IT Service desk

From: Jarrell, Jenna Cherise <>
To: &lt;;
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 4:20 PM
Subject: Service Admin


Dear Student/Staff Your mailbox has exceeded its storage limit, if you do not re-validate your e-mail administrator, you will not be able to receive new mail until you re-validate it.


and login your information to re-validate your email account to enable you have more storage space to send and receive new mails.
ITS Help Desk
For Student's/Staff's

From: "University of Chicago" <>
Date: Aug 12, 2016 5:52 PM
Subject: Package Alert


Hello, You have a new package waiting for you at the University Post Office,

Here is everything we know about your package: it is a Courier Perishable

No notes attached. For more details about your package, please visit this *Link* <>

Thank you,

University of Chicago

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

There is no University of Chicago "Post Office," and a URL shortener was used to hide the final destination of the link - a webpage designed to steal your credentials.