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Information Technology

Phishing Attack

Some of you may have received the attached/below message.

This e-mail did not originate from the IT department. Do NOT respond to this e-mail and delete immediately.

This is what is known as a phishing attack. A phishing attack is an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. More information on phishing attacks here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

Be vigilant and wary about any communication that you receive that asks you to provide any information.

Posted on March 30, 2015

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