Protect Your Paycheck and Personal Information: Avoid Becoming a Victim of Phishing
the start of the semester and the beginning of tax season Human Resources and
the ITS security team would like to remind employees to be vigilant in
protecting their information. This time of the year universities are often
targeted with phishing attacks. Phishing is the fraudulent process of
attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or
other sensitive data by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email or other
form of communication. Phishing schemes can be used by attackers for a variety
of things, including changing your paycheck direct deposit account and
diverting your funds to the attacker’s bank account or filing tax returns on
your behalf. To help employees recognize phishing scams ITS has developed this
video: Phishing Awareness.
remember that all faculty and staff are responsible for not sharing their
passwords or responding to scams such as phishing emails. Report any phishing
email you receive by following the instructions on this ITS website.
with questions about the legitimacy of an email may contact the ITS Solution
Center at (928) 523-1511. If you think you have fallen victim to a phishing
scam through NAU systems or email, contact the Solution Center immediately.