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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: Blackboard Passport <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:01:54 -0500
Subject: Student/Staff/Faculty!You Have 1 New Message


Blackboard Course00191 Online.

Urgent! You have receive a new message from Blackboard Passport+ in order to view your blackboard passport view below.

View Here! Blackboard Passport+Student/Staff/Faculty <>

Blackboard Passport Faculty Message!

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

If you mouseover the link in the email you will see the address of the phishing site 


From: "Chammout, Michael MD" <>
To: "" &lt;;
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 02:19:14 -0700


Your incoming emails are placed on Hold/pending status,
In order to start receiving your messages, Click here<>

From: "" <>


We are updating our database, kindly login<> to update your details to enable us keep track of your records on our database. Please ignore this message if you have already updated your details. 

Please click here to update your account.<> 

Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause you. 


Mike Knitter 
Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources 
The University of Chicago Human Resources 
6054 S. Drexel Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60637 

From: University of Chicago Law School <g*******>
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:29 AM
Subject: Staff Meeting Notification


You have a staff meeting notification.

Click here <> to view full details

Thank you.
University of Chicago Law School

From: Richard Krezwick <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:42:04 +0000
Subject: Help Desk.


This message is from Help Desk. Please read attached document regarding your account verification to avoid deactivation.

Technical Support
Copyright @ 2016 All rights reserved.
This email and the files transmitted with it are confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this email in error you are on notice of its status. Please notify the sender immediately and delete the material from any computer. If you are not a named addressee any use of this email, its contents or attachments is strictly prohibited.
AEG Europe is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this communication as it has been transmitted over a public network. Whilst AEG Europe monitors all communications for potential viruses, AEG Europe makes no representations or warranties as to the absence of viruses in this email or any attachments and accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by this email and the information it contains. Addressees should scan this email and any attachments for viruses.
Anschutz Sports Holdings Limited (trading as AEG Europe) is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (company number 03469870) whose registered office is at The Studio, The O2, London, SE10 0DX.
Ansco Management Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (company number 04190729) whose registered office is at The Studio, The O2, London, SE10 0DX.
Ansco Arena Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (company number 04350252) whose registered office is at The Studio, The O2, London, SE10 0DX.

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

The attachment had an embedded URL in it