ITS Phishing Newsletter | October 2020

October 20, 2020


It is important to always be on the lookout for potential phishing attacks. See below for examples we've seen at UK over the last month, including hints that can help you recognize a phishing email.


We have seen an influx of impersonation attacks at UK where the sender attempts to impersonate an executive or faculty member at UK. These emails try to get a quick response to catch you off guard and will oftentimes ask you to purchase gift cards or send money.


Did You Know?

October is National Cybsersecurity Awareness Month. Share our social media posts with #CyberSafeCats and videos like How to Detect Phishing Emails with Jude Phisherman

 

Visit our #CyberSafeCats website to learn more about phishing at www.uky.edu/its/phishing. There you will find:

  • Recently reported phishing attacks
  • How to detect a potential scam
  • How to access training in myUK Learning
  • How to report a phishing attack
  • Phishing Tips for social media

We appreciate your assistance as we work together to curtail the spread of phishing.


To report a phishing attack, see How do I report spam and phishing emails? in the Tech Help Center. If you are unsure if an email is phishing, please send as an attachment to IsThisEmailSafe@uky.edu.