Phishing attacks can take many forms, but they all share a common goal – getting you to share sensitive information with a third-party. Even though ITD has systems in place to help protect against this type of attack. There is no guarantee that all attacks will be detected and stopped.
Responding to a phishing email, and providing your UL username and password will not only disrupt your email access and personal security, but potentially has serious consequences for the University – such as blacklisting of our email servers causing email bounce backs affecting other users and can also cause reputational damage and data protection concerns. In addition, dealing with phishing attacks places significant demands on ITD, and resources which would be normally assigned to strategic projects have to be reassigned to deal with the impact of these incidents.