Friday, August 23, 2013

Beware of Phishing Scams

It was brought to the attention of ITS by multiple employees yesterday that a phishing scam email was circulating.  A phishing scam is when the email tries to scare you into clicking a malicious link by telling you that your account will be disabled or you will run out of space if you do not take action.

If you ever recieve an email such as this you should carefully consider it's validity before taking any action.  The appropriate course of action is to contact the valid entity via a valid form of communication.  In the case of Manhattan College ITS this would be to either call x7973 or email and inform them that you received such an email.  Remember that Manhattan College ITS will never ask you for your username and password.  Whenever any entity asks you for any personal information always take caution before revealing such information.  In emails always take caution before clicking on any link.