If you received an official-looking email from your school or a government agency about COVID-19, would you click it? Cybercriminals are using the latest public health scare to spread scams, viruses and misinformation.
With increasing opportunities to hand out our personal information, the number of online scams are skyrocketing. Here's a look at the most common scams affecting UB and the steps you can take to avoid them.
Phishing attempts—fraudulent emails designed to trick people into revealing sensitive personal information—are especially insidious because they often claim to be from a trusted source, like a colleague, or your bank… or your university.