DotCIO Encourages heightened awareness for phishing due to COVID-19

Sun, 03/15/2020 - 08:58 -- donohm2

Several individuals in the Rensselaer community recently received phishing emails with the subject appearing to be from an RPI COVID-19 office.  In this current environment, malicious individuals will more than ever take advantage of the situation in an attempt to retrieve personal identifying information.  Therefore, you are encouraged more than ever to be on high alert for suspicious type emails such as these and refrain from clicking on any unknown links.  If you have doubts, please contact the help desk to check on the authenticity of the email.  Please also review our article:  How do you know if you received a Phishing or Spoofing Email.   

Contact for this announcement:  Mare Donohue, Manager Client Services Support