Ongoing phishing emails aimed at Northern Arizona University accounts and a recent alert from the Internet Crime Complaint Center have prompted warnings from Information Technology Services.

Phishing refers to emails that use a fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as user names, passwords or other secure information. These emails may be received from what looks like an official, trustworthy NAU account and take a user to a site that looks authentic.

NAU ITS will never send an email containing a link requesting your username and password.

Your personal identification and financial information (such as payroll) might be at risk if an attacker gains access to your NAU accounts. Unauthorized access to your accounts also may allow attackers to gain access to other NAU confidential information and cause further harm.

Employees with questions about the legitimacy of an email may contact the Solution Center at (928) 523-1511.