It’s the first day of Autumn Quarter and also the start of 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 sending a legitimate-looking email that appears to come from a trustworthy organization or website but is really an attempt to gather personal and financial information from a recipient.

If you think you’ve received a phishing email, do not respond to it, open attachments, or click any links in the message. Instead, report it to security@uchicago.edu. You can visit the Information Security website to see the latest phishing emails reported to and addressed by IT Services.

Learn more at security.uchicago.edu/phishing.