Topics Map > Security
Topics Map > Campus Services > E-mail

Security - Example: Phishing Attempt 09.02.16

Examples of ways to identify a phishing attempt

How can I tell if a message is legit?

Image 1: Message

  • Incorrect spelling and grammar
  • URL is not uwplatt.edu
  • Is not signed by the ITS Help Desk or a staff member of ITS

Phishing message 09.02.16

Image 2: The form at the end of the link

  • Does not use the correct name of the ITS Help Desk
  • Is not a uwplatt webpage/uses a general web-design form (Sitey)

Phishing form 09.02.16


And finally.... ITS will never ask for your username and password in an email - or in a link from an email.  Never, ever. SERIOUSLY!

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.




Keywords:unknown ip address verify account webmail administrator dahms sheffler   Doc ID:66661
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2016-09-02 20:14 CDTUpdated:2016-09-02 20:28 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
Feedback:  0   0