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Beware of Phishing Emails

We've written about the dangers of opening an email that's "phishing" you. It's masked to look legitimate but has malicious intent, such as gaining your personal information or attaching viruses that will infect your computer. As long as there's personal data to be mined or hackers' satisfaction in ruining others' devices, phishing and other scams are here to stay.

Two days in a row last week, I received the same email from "Dean Bresciani," but it had all the telltale signs of a phished email:

  • I wasn't expecting this email
  • Bresciani's email address is not an NDUS email
  • Typos or grammatical errors

 Bresciani phish

Seeing all these signs, I reported this email to so they can be made aware of attempts to steal information from students, faculty and staff and try to alleviate any threat of a disingenuous email sender.

Never open an email that looks suspicious, is threatening or asks for your personal information. Always to determine the safety of opening a suspicious email.

For more information, review an article I wrote last year about phishing.

, Web Technology Specialist, 701-231-6403

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