September 1, 2016
More sophisticated phishing emails are now targeting UF faculty, staff and students. They often have a website link where ‘ufl’ is part of the URL, but that link takes you to a non-UF site set up to steal your GatorLink user name and password. The phisher’s goal is to get you to give up your log-in credentials so they can access UF systems and services. What can you do to protect yourself?
- Never click a link in an email that takes you to a non-UF website where you’re asked to enter your UF credentials. A good practice is to hover your mouse pointer over the link and verify that it’s a ufl.edu site
- Never send your GatorLink user name and password by email
Visit the Information Security Office’s Phishing Email page to learn more, and please forward any suspicious emails to email@example.com. If you are concerned that you may have responded to a phishing email, notify your local IT support immediately or call the UF Computing Help Desk (352-392-HELP/4357).