For example, the emails below were previous phishing attempts sent to PNW. The criminals were portraying themselves to be from Information Services in order to gain your trust. These messages would have been tagged with the external email banner and would have given you notice that Information Services did not send out the email.
This indicator will help differentiate emails coming from the outside, but if someone’s PNW account is compromised, the indicator will not show. For more information about phishing, see our Security Tips.
Did you know?
The biggest security threat and attack that malicious actors use today is phishing and malicious email attachments containing malware. PNW stops around 66% (~4 Million) of email threat messages on a monthly basis.
Stats provided by ITCON June 2019
It takes a village to fight against Phishing and malicious email attacks. Please stay vigilant and keep an eye out for this visual clue to assist you in determining if an email is legitimate or not.
If at any point you are not sure if an email is legitimate, please send a request to review the suspicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Information and Cyber Security Office will review the submission and get back to you and take appropriate actions to protect PNW from future malicious emails.