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Phishing is a tactic used by cybercriminals to trick people into believing a message or information to make them divulge sensitive information or click on a malicious link. This could then be used by cybercriminals to carry out fraudulent or harmful activities, including gaining unauthorized access to IT systems and information, impersonating individuals for financial gain, carrying out a ransomware attack, etc.
The University’s email system blocks a significant number of spam and phishing emails. However, no IT system is 100% secure therefore, occasionally spam and phishing emails will be delivered into your inboxes. Remember, a phishing attempt can only be successful if you take the action the attacker wants you to take. Think and be sure before you click.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from being phished.
To test your ability to identify phishing emails, try Google's helpful phishing quiz.
More Cybersecurity Games
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has put together some cybersecurity games to test your knowledge and help improve your cybersecurity awareness and skills.
Learn and have fun!