Beware Corona Virus Scams

corona virus phishing scamsHope And Fear.

These are the feelings that phishing campaigns prey upon to trick people into giving up information, money, or access.

Right now, multiple campaigns pretending to be from the Center for Disease Control or the World Health Organization are either asking you to click a link for safety instructions, or open an attachment for the same reason. These campaigns are expecting our fear of outbreak and our hope for protection to lower our vigilance in keeping safe and secure internet practices. Both organizations have official pages they communicate from, so if any of us feel that a message may be legitimate, we can check their websites ourselves without needing to click their link or open their attachments.

As always, please forward any suspicious emails to phishing@utulsa.edu.

Thanks, and stay safe out there!