Phishing Alert – Nov. 18

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, many UA students received phishing emails with the subject lines “UA Internship 2019” “FEW OPENINGS AVAILABLE” and “Student Internship OR WORK-STUDY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY” These emails are scam attempts designed to steal myBama usernames and passwords.

Remember to notice the red flags of phishing emails.

  1. Look at the from email address of the email. All official UA emails should derive from an @ua.edu email address.
  2. Hover over links and attachments in emails before you click. When hovering, a bubble will appear showing you the address of the link or attachment. This works on your mobile device too. Simply hold your finger on the link to see the URL.
  3. Watch out for grammar and spelling errors. Official correspondence should be free of mistakes.   

Learn additional security tips on the OIT website.