City Sees Rise in Credential Phishing – Don’t Fall for It
While we have written about the various ways to identify phishing emails, we want to alert you to a specific type of phishing that we have noticed has been on the rise lately, Credential Phishing. While various criminal elements email out malicious attachments and web links that are designed to capture personal information on your computer,some are sending you to basic websites that in certain cases look real, but are attempts to get you to enter your credentials so that they can capture it and attempt to get into the City’s systems or your personal websites. Below is an example of where a link in an email may take you. We had many of this specific one sent to various users last month:
As you can see, this doesn’t look like something the IT Dept. would send out. If you ever see something come up asking for your login and are unsure if it’s real, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance. As always, please be careful with email you aren’t expecting. Here are some good tips on how to spot phishing.
As always, keep Chesapeake’s technology resources safe and secure. Think before you click!