Fraudsters have for a long time tried to steal from us private information such as passwords, credit card numbers, codes and login details. It is common for this to take place via e-mail or via web forms on the Internet, so-called phishing or "phishing" in English.
Both the e-mail and the web forms often look authentic, with, for example, the university's logo, targeted information and senders such as Administrator, Helpdesk or well-known companies.
Information that fraudsters obtain is misused in various ways, which can cause a lot of damage both to you as a person and to the university.
- Questions about personal information - your username, password, codes, credit card number. A real IT department, bank or the like never asks you to fill in a password, account number or the like in e-mails or forms on the web.
- Announcement of lottery winnings , rewards, very low special prize or other personal benefit for you - Sounds too good to be true, it is very likely a Phishing attempt .
- Threats with negative consequences . " Your account will be deleted if you do not immediately .. "
- Links in email, social media or chat . Fishing links often go to completely different places than they seem to do. Be aware of the risks before clicking on a link!
- Be aware that phishing attempts often look genuine.
- Do not reply - Report received email as "Phishing" in the email client (webmail)
- Do not enter your personal information in web forms opened via email links, social media or chat programs.
What is Phishing
How to detect phishing in your email
Information on Identifying Phishing