Cybercriminals know it is back-to-school time and they are hard at work creating scams with the hope of convincing you to click a malicious link or share your private credentials.
Some things to remember
- Don’t provide your username, password, or any personal information requested by unsolicited email, phone call, or text message. (CU will never ask you for your password.)
- Be wary of email links or attachments, unless you are positive the content is safe.
- Don't react to tactics aimed to scare you into taking urgent action, including: limited time job offers, threats of a lawsuit, a computer full of viruses, locked accounts, or opportunities to save money now. (CU will not send you threating emails that your password is expiring and access will suspended.)
- Legitimate companies and service providers will provide a way for you to contact them directly. If you’re uncertain, you can learn more by researching them online.
- No one from your campus IT department is going to call to inform you about a computer virus and ask for your passwords.
- Use unique passwords for each of your accounts.
- Keep your devices up-to-date and verify the legitimacy of new apps before you download them.
Report a portiential incident
If you suspect that your CU email or accounts have been compromised, promptly report it to your campus IT or information security department.
Keep your information secure at home, work, and school. Check out the Top 10 Action to Reduce Risk.