Phishing

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Phishing is a technique in which users are directed by an official-looking e-mail to provide personal information under false pretenses. The message may appear to come from a bank, police agency, or even a friend, coworker or other legitimate entity.

DON'T FALL FOR IT! If you get an email that sounds strange, or requests you to buy gift cards, etc... DO NOT FOLLOW THROUGH. Hover over links, double check sender's address... to make sure they appear legitimate. Before you click on anything, or respond, make sure the email is legitimate and/or contact the sender first.

INFORMATION SECURITY INFO, TIPS & TRICKS can be found below for you to be aware of and to review to keep your devices safe and secure:

WHAT IS PHISHING? | PHISHING EXAMPLES | ITS PHISH TANK (current examples) | INFORMATION SECURITY | ITS SELF HELP (awesome tips)

Please report all phishing scams or information security issues to security@binghamton.edu. Contact the Help Desk with any questions or issues due to phishing or any suspicious links/emails.