UFIT and UF Health IT have seen a spike in phishing emails containing malware and dangerous links aimed at collecting information from our faculty, staff and students.
Your email behaviors help protect the privacy of UF and UF Health data, including patient and staff information as well as our operational and business activities.
Adopt these practices at work
- Stay alert when opening emails, especially those marked with this external email alert banner.
- Know the “red flags” and review the UF Health Email Safety – Phishing Checklist. (Find it by searching “phishing checklist” on the Bridge portal.)
- Report suspicious emails using the “Report Phishing” button in your Outlook toolbar. (Read more by searching “report phishing button” on the Bridge portal.)
Protect your personal accounts
- Change compromised passwords and create different passwords for each account.
- Authenticate: Activate two-factor (2FA)/multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your personal email, banking and social media accounts.
- Delete your unused social media and other accounts.
- Review the privacy and security settings on your social media accounts and other sites.
- Remove unused applications from your mobile devices. Unused apps are like unused accounts — they store information that can be used against you if the account becomes compromised.
Thanks for doing your part to keep UF Health and our university community safe from cyber threats.