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Informational: Phishing Attempt Examples from 3/7/2016

On March 7th, 2016, a large amount of Phishing emails were sent out to the USD community.  These emails were not legitimate, and are being used to gain access to USD staff and faculty email accounts for the purposes of sending SPAM email.  

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Informational: Phishing Awareness PowerPoint

To ensure your safety and the safety of the University of San Diego community, please see the attached PowerPoint Presentation from the CIO, Christopher Wessells, for important information about email phishing, examples of phishing attacks, password safety tips, and computer safety tips.






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FAQ: What should I do if I receive a SPAM email?

If you receive suspicious emails that are phishing for personal information such as your password and you should  first forward the suspicious email to abuse@sandiego.edu.   Next block the sender by right clicking on the suspicious email  go to "Junk" in the menu then select "Block Sender".  Then delete the email.(The instructions provided for blocking sender are specific for Outlook and Outlook Web Access users.  Other email applications such as MAC Mail maybe different. Please call the Help Desk if you

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