Oct. 6, 2021 – In an average month, UF Health IT monitors more than 18 million incoming emails for our Gainesville and Jacksonville hospital-based Outlook users, and more than 14 million (about 78%) are usually blocked as suspicious, potential spam. UFIT shares similar, dramatic stats. Despite our sophisticated email filtering processes, some “phishing” emails inevitably get through.
Please learn about phishing, and don’t interact with anything suspicious that finds its way to your inbox.
Criminals use phishing emails to try and trick recipients into sharing personal information and login credentials or clicking on dangerous links. Cybercriminals work to access an individual’s account and then the organization’s computing systems with malicious software, or ‘malware.’ To disrupt operations, criminals can shut down computing programs, potentially access data and use ‘ransomware’ to demand millions of dollars to restore encrypted systems.
TAKE ACTION! Know the red flags and be attentive. Please help protect your personal and professional information and resources.