UNC-Chapel Hill has recently experienced a significant increase in the number of phishing messages that delivered to faculty, staff and student inboxes. While measures were put in place to limit the impact of this phishing campaign, UNC Information Technology Services (ITS) is investigating ways to improve our response times in the future.

As a reminder:

  • ITS will never send emails with subject lines that create a sense of urgency, such as “LAST CHANCE,” “MAIL ALERT” or “WARNING! ATTENTION REQUIRED.”
  • ITS will never ask you via email to confirm or verify an account by logging in with your Onyen and password.
  • You should always be suspicious of emails that include poor grammar, punctuation or use all caps.
  • When in doubt and before clicking on links, users can call 919-962-HELP to ask if a message is legitimate.
  • You should visit phish.unc.edu often to stay informed on the latest phishing attempts on campus.
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