Think that email might be a hoax? You could be right, and it's wise to be suspicious. Cyber criminals are out there 'phishing' for people who will be fooled by bogus messages. Don't be one of them! The University at Albany will never ask for your password. You can safely delete any messages asking for personal or login information, even if they claim to come from a UAlbany office. In fact, you should exercise caution whenever anyone asks for any of your personal information via email.
For examples, check our Catch of the Day where we regularly post phony messages received by members of the campus community. If you'd like to report a suspected phish, please email Information Security Officer Martin Manjak at email@example.com or the Office of the CIO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about phishing and your best line of defense? Take our free workshop, Protecting Your Privacy Online.