Scam Examples and Security Advisories
Guidance on scam activity targeting the University.
If you receive a phishing scam to your University email address, forward it to us at [email protected], and include complete headers. (Note: If you have difficulty forwarding a phishing message, send a summary of the email, including the sender and subject to [email protected].)
- Block the return email addresses
- Notify a website's administrators if a website is used to collect replies
- Block access from the U network to the website
- Notify other schools
- Tune our rules that flag email as spam
What's Your Email Worth?
Brian Krebs recently provided a sobering analysis of "The Value of a Hacked Email Account." Please share this with anyone who needs to be reminded that they shouldn't share their password with anyone!
Previous Phishing Examples
View examples of phishing scams targeting the U from 2012-2018 at phishing.it.umn.edu.