Click This Link!

Posted April 1st, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Happy April Fool’s Day from LITS! We all know that Bryn Mawr College has a tradition of pranking our community on April Fool’s day. We even did it ourselves last year!  Well, this year we’re setting a more serious tone. You can believe us 100% when we tell you how important it is to be vigilant about your professional and personal information security.

Now, click this link as soon as possible! Time is running out!*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Were you hesitant to click on the link above? If yes, great!

If you clicked on the link, take a moment to reflect on why. Was it because the request is coming from a known, trusted source? Was it the urgency implied? These are common tricks Cyber criminals will use in hopes of convincing you to click on a link, open an attachment, or simply reply with sensitive information such as your password.

The link above does not lead to where it says it does. Hovering your cursor over the link will reveal the true destination (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ).

Threats like phishing attacks are a constant danger to your inbox, though this is especially true during tax season. Be extra vigilant if you receive messages or phone calls regarding anything tax-related claiming to come from the IRS, other organizations in the tax industry, or even the College.

If you haven’t yet done so, complete the College’s Information Security Education program to learn how to recognize and properly respond to the most common types of information security threats, including phishing attacks. Instructions for accessing and completing the program here: http://lits.blogs.brynmawr.edu/7100

Here are some additional resources:

SCAMALOT! Part IV

 

Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu, 610-526-7440, or lits.brynmawr.edu.

 

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