Criminals want your username and password. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware or viruses.

 

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR PASSWORD SECURE

Don’t tell anyone your password. (more)

 

DON'T REVEAL PERSONAL INFORMATION IN AN EMAIL

Don’t respond to email (or links in emails) asking for this information. (more)

 

PAY ATTENTION TO WEBSITE'S URL

A malicious website may look identical but the URL may be slightly different. (more)

 

KEEP A CLEAN MACHINE

Update devices and all software on internet connected devices.

 

UNIQUE ACCOUNT, UNIQUE PASSWORD

Have separate passwords for every account. Consider using a password manager to help you remember your passwords.

 

IF IN DOUBT, DOUBLE CHECK

If it looks suspicious, or too good to be true, use a different contact method to check if the email is genuine. (more)

 

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

Change your password IMMEDIATELY and report it to the IT Service Desk and if you think your bank details have been stolen contact your bank immediately.