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You are our first line of defense!


Due to the recent events in Ukraine, many institutions have experienced internet disruptions due to cyber-attacks. We want you to be vigilant of potential attacks coming our way. UTHSC has put in place systems that help you stay protected such as e-mail protection, endpoint security, anti-ransomware protection as well as active monitoring and scanning. However, you are our first line of defense!

We want you to be aware of potential attacks. Be on the lookout for e-mails containing any of the below:

  • saying they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information
  • say you must confirm some personal information
  • include a fake invoice
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund
  • offer a coupon for free stuff

Remember that attackers pose as someone you know or trust, whether they are a coworker, fellow student, supervisor, dean, or even a family friend.

Always check the address of the sender and look for misspellings or addresses that claim to be from a trustable source.

Report any real or even suspected phishing email to abuse@uthsc.edu.