2023 Aug | Volume 192

“Hello” from Hackers to Steal Your Login or Money

When new semester starts, you may receive a lot of welcome and greeting messages from different departments or parties.  

Hackers might make use of this hype to ask for your information or money. To protect yourself, please always  

  • Check the sender email address (whether it is in the official or commonly known email domain e.g. your professor will seldom use gmail to contact you) 

  • Never respond to the email or click the file(s) or link(s) inside if in doubt 

Here are some common examples of the phishing emails:
  1. Impersonating notable company emails, asking you to fix your account or bank account setting 

  2. Impersonating your professors to ask for immediate actions 

Check out more at our full guideline about how to identify a phishing/fake email/website! 

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