phishing News Archive
March 1, 2021 —
Security analysts are already warning Canadians to watch out for COVID-19 vaccine scams. We also continue to see an increase in fraud scams during tax season. Protect yourself against fraud this tax season and throughout the year by learning how to recognize, reject and report a scam.
October 1, 2019 —
Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security.
May 21, 2019 —
Information Security & Compliance sent all U of M employees a simulated phishing email during National Fraud Prevention Month in March. Last year, the same phishing simulation was used. And like last year, the email pretended to be from the university’s payroll department and contained the subject line, “Important notice regarding your tax information.”
November 26, 2018 —
Thank you to all who participated in Cyber Awareness Month activities. 1,665 staff and students viewed UM Learn Phishing Module. Congratulations to the iPad Draw and Poster Contest winners...
April 28, 2017 —
At the end of March, as part of National Fraud Awareness Month, Security Services, sent all employees a simulated phishing email that imitated a real attack.
October 4, 2016 —
Things to watch for
August 2, 2016 —
Phishing is the practice luring unsuspecting Internet users to fake websites by using authentic-looking emails with attachments or links to web sites in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce virus attacks