Would you take the bait? (video)
What is Phishing?- Phishing is the practice of requesting confidential information over e-mail under false pretenses in order to obtain credit card numbers, passwords or other personal data.
The University community is often a target of these types of e-mail messages. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) reminds you that e-mail messages asking for your personal information are bogus. NEVER respond to an e-mail asking for your personal information. OIT and UW-Platteville would NEVER ask you for personal information by e-mail. DO NOT, under any circumstances, provide your username, password or birth date by e-mail. DELETE such fake messages immediately.
What happens if I do respond to a phishing e-mail?
Several things can happen and have happened to those responding to phishing e-mails with their UW-Platteville credentials.
You should never share your UW-Platteville credentials (NetID/password) with anyone. If you do respond to a phishing e-mail, once we learn your account is compromised, we will change your password immediately. This causes temporary loss of access to your account until you can be notified.
If you do respond to a phishing e-mail or have any questions contact the Help Desk or ResNet immediately.
(These notices are additional or informational. Be aware of the normal system outage windows.)