ITS would like to remind the campus community to always be cautious when opening unsolicited or unexpected e-mail, and to be sure to review the sender. Phishing emails create problems for you, and the entire campus community, as our emails become blacklisted and undeliverable, and expose our technology environment to cyber threats.
Phishing scams tend to increase in frequency at certain times, like around paydays, holidays, periods of heightened activity, and start or end of the semester.
BEWARE OF CORONAVIRUS SCAMS:
Please be on heightened alert that cyber criminals are currently exploiting the Coronavirus pandemic. Some emails are claiming to sell products to cure or treat Coronavirus, or offering a “Coronavirus Protocol.” When checking for updates related to Coronavirus, please stick with reputable sites, such as the NMHU Coronavirus Information page, or the New Mexico Department of Health page dedicated to Coronavirus.
Links & Attachments – If you receive a suspicious email, do not click on any links or attachments. Contact ITS, and we can advise you if the email is legitimate. You can also check with the sender, if you know the sender.
Password safety – Some phishing emails will have a link that directs you to a login page. If you give your password, your account will become compromised. If you give out your password, immediately change your password and notify ITS.
To notify ITS if you have compromised your account, or to report a phishing email to ITS, please call the Help Desk at 505-426-2215 or forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.