IT Security

Beware of fake email, SMS and WhatsApp messages: check before clicking.  

With the recent rise in phishing scams that involve digital communications with fake SMS, email and WhatsApp messages, it is important to verify any hyperlinks before clicking them.

Phishing is when an attacker sends an email that looks and feels real, but is actually designed to trick you into clicking a link and providing your password, or downloading an attachment to steal personal information or infect computers.

If you receive such messages, delete them immediately and do not respond or forward them.

If you had clicked the hyperlink in these messages and/or keyed in your personal information, change your password immediately at:  Contact the IT Service Desk if you need additional assistance and advice.

Individuals who have been affected by phishing scams are advised to lodge a police report.