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Are you being phished?
Have you received emails asking you to submit your username or password by email or through a website? These emails are known as phishing, and most University students and staff members receive them regularly.
How phishing works
Phishing messages are designed to elicit confidential information from the recipients. They are sent by criminals who use this information to hack computer systems, to commit fraud, to spam, or to phish for further information.
In order to appear credible, phishing messages are often made to look like they come from data network administrators. The messages may inform you that your email account has expired or that you have exceeded your hard drive quota. To remedy the situation, you are asked to email your information to the address provided or submit it on a website indicated in the message.
The emails are usually in English, but Finnish-language phishing attempts are becoming more frequent. They are also written in increasingly correct Finnish or English. In other words, correct language is not proof of legitimacy.
How to deal with phishing messages?
If the damage has been done
If you have visited a website mentioned in the phishing email or otherwise forwarded your information, please follow these instructions: