RIT Information Security Alert: Recognizing that You're Really at myinfo.rit.edu

RIT users continue to be targeted in a phishing attack that masquerades as important messages to employees. The links provided in the email messages closely resemble our myinfo page, but there are a couple of indications that you’ve gone to a spoofed page.

Recognizing the Real RIT myinfo Page

 

Legitimate Site Indications

In the Address Bar: look for the following (from the left):

 

Spoofed Site Indications

  • If “myinfo.rit.edu” appears anywhere besides the left end of the URL, you are likely on a spoofed page.
  • If the padlock appears anywhere besides the address bar or the top of your browser, you are likely on a spoofed page.
  • If there is no padlock, you are on a spoofed page

If you believe you may have visited a spoofed myinfo.rit.edu page, contact the ITS Service Desk (5-4357) immediately.

 

What can I do to protect myself?

 

RID RIT of phishing attempts

  • REPORT phishing attempts to spam@rit.edu and infosec@rit.edu
  • INSPECT your computer if you clicked on a suspicious link by running a virus scan. (Change your password if you provided it.)
  • DELETE the phishing attempts

 

For more Information

  • For more information about detecting Phishing, please visit the RIT Information Security Phishing page.

 

REMEMBER: RIT will NEVER ask for your password through e-mail.

 

Quick Infosec Tip: The RIT Information Security Office offers Digital Self Defense classes throughout the year. The next class is on April 12th. Visit https://www.rit.edu/fa/cpd/orientation/dsd/dsd101 to sign up.

 

Reminder: The RIT Information Security Policies and Standards are designed to help keep RIT and the RIT community safe from cybersecurity threats. <http://www.rit.edu/security/content/intro-policies-standards>