Latest Security Threats at GHC
|12-04-2014||Holiday Phishing Scams|
We have received information indicating an increase in phishing scams related to fake “order confirmation” emails from Home Depot, Walmart, and other retailers. Please be aware of such phishing scams, and please never open any attachments or click on any links if you receive such an email. Instead, go directly to the website in question, or call the company in question, if you suspect there may be a legitimate issue with your account.
Remember, while it may seem “low-tech”, most security breaches begin with simple social engineering attacks such as phishing or spear phishing campaigns. Please help us ensure the security of our networks and systems by staying vigilant. Please also remember that ITS will never ask you for your account credentials. Your credentials should only be used in accessing official GHC systems, and should never be provided to any individuals as a means of identity verification.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us. You may contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or highlands.edu/infosec.