Sample phishing website

Phishing web pages appear authentic, but take a closer look at the URL to ensure the site belongs to NAU before entering any information. Click on the photo to view a high resolution image.

Northern Arizona University’s Information Technology Services recently has seen an increase in phishing emails received by university accounts.

Phishing refers to emails that use a fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, 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.

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

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

Students with questions about the legitimacy of an email may contact the Student Technology Center at (928) 523-9294, and employees may contact the Solution Center at (928) 523-1511.

For information visit http://nau.edu/its/.