BEWARE: NAU experiencing increase in phishing attacks

Phishing attacks happen at NAU almost every day. A recent attempt earlier this month resulted in many people entering their credentials on a fraudulent site, putting their accounts and the entire university at risk. Since October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Technology Services would like to remind you of the tools in place to automatically detect phishing scams and fraudulent emails before they reach your inbox. Because the attacks shift, adapt and become more sophisticated every day, we need you to provide the extra layer of security when phishing attacks reach your inbox.

Is this email a phish? Should I open this attachment? If in doubt, stop and call the Solution Center at (928) 523-1511. Be cautious when emails contain attachments asking you to click.

Let your mouse hover over the link before you click. If you see anything suspicious in the web address, do not click!

Instead of clicking a link in an email, even if it looks familiar, type the URL of the main site into a web browser and navigate to where you need to go.

Many groups on campus are already using Two-Step Verification as an added layer of security for sites that require your NAU login, such as LOUIE/PeopleSoft and BbLearn. Sign up today at

Even on a Friday afternoon or a Saturday night, ITS is available to help. We would rather answer an “is this a phish?” call than a “my account has been compromised” call.

Solution Center: (928) 523-1511

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