Phishing (pronounced "fishing") is an attempt by malicious actors pretending to be a legitimate enterprise for the purpose of stealing private information, such as Username and Passwords, Social Security Numbers (SSN), Date of Birth, and banking information.
LSUE OIT reviews phishing messages received by the LSUE community in order to implement preventative security measures for our campus network.
More often than not, phishing messages have distinguishing characteristics, making them easy to identify if you know what to look for. Emails that present a sense of urgency, have grammatical errors scattered throughout, or have peculiar "From" email addresses are some of the more common signs. Click the image below to learn about anatomy of a Phishing e-mail:
If you believe you have fallen for a phish, please take the following actions:
As always, remember that OIT is here to help if you receive a questionable email.