October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. By knowing about potential threats, you can help protect yourself and the University community.

A common tactic cybercriminals use is phishing, which is a fraudulent email that appears to come from a legitimate source and uses a link to capture personal data like credit card numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers, and other information.

If you think you’ve received a phishing email, do not respond to it. Instead, report it to security@uchicago.edu. Remember, University administrators and IT Services staff will never request your CNetID username or password by email. This is also the policy of most government agencies and financial institutions.

Learn more at security.uchicago.edu/phishing.