Email Phishing

Email Phishing is the use of fraudulent emails to obtain sensitve or valuable information, typically usernames and passwords. This information can then be used to perpetrate more direct attacks on computer accounts and networks. The issue is slightly different in nature from the use of email to deliver viruses or "Trojan Horses". Users should be aware of these attacks so as not to compromise their and other users security.

Who is the email from?

Users should be aware of these situations, as there is no easy technical fix. Phishing relies on psychological attacks to compel users to voluntarily surrender important information. If you have any questions or encounter an email you are unsure of, please feel free to contact the Lab Staff before replying to the message.