Now there’s an easy way to alert IT to suspicious emails: Just use the new “Report Phishing” button located on the Outlook toolbar.
Look for the “phish hook” icon:
Follow these steps:
- Highlight the suspicious email message in your Outlook Inbox.
- Click the “Report Phishing” button
At the prompt, click “Yes” — it’s easy!
Customers: This is a new Outlook tool for UF Health IT customers at UF Health Shands, UF Health Physicians and UF Health Central Florida. (UF Health Jacksonville staff and UF faculty and staff already have this feature.)
If you don’t see the icon: The icon is in our Windows version of Outlook at this time. If you don’t see it, please report suspicious emails to: Phishing_Reporting@shands.ufl.edu — thanks!
“Phishing” is when cybercriminals send malicious emails to try and trick you into responding to a scam. Using links or attachments, they want you to share personal information, such as login credentials, financial information or sensitive data. The term comes from fishing, as the attackers try and “hook” you with messages that look legitimate. Following the link or opening an attachment puts you at risk, and attackers may infect your computer/account with malicious software (“malware”). A phishing email can come from a compromised, corrupt email account from inside the organization.
How to identify suspicious email: Use the Email Safety/Phishing Checklist below.
Do your part and help prevent security issues. Learn more about “phishing” here.
- Gainesville: Please use the IT Help portal to log in and complete a “New Service Request” (link on the right). For urgent support, call IT Help at 352-265-0526.
Central Florida: Please visit the Vision portal and open a work order. For urgent support, call 352-323-5280.