October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Every year, Technology Solutions develops a special campaign to raise awareness on how the UIC community of students, faculty and staff can better detect and protect themselves from cybercrime. This year’s NCSAM campaign is “True Stories,” featuring real scam attempts at UIC.
In today’s hybrid work and learning environments, scammers have more opportunities to target individuals online, making many of us more susceptible to cyberattacks and identity theft. It is important for UIC community members to know how to identify scam attempts, how to keep data and information safe and what to do if they’ve been targeted.
Phishing & Email Scams
A common email scam the UIC Community may come across is known as phishing. Scammers send emails aimed at tricking recipients into thinking they are legitimate. They can appear to be from a business, classmate, professor or even the…