Click here for detailed instructions on the November 2016 phishing attack that affected Newark Unified
What is phishing?
Phishing is when a malicious person or organization attempts to defraud you and gain access to your personal information (websites, financial, etc) by posing as a legitimate company.
How do I spot a phishing message?
If you receive an e-mail requesting information from you (to login, password, etc) and you do not recognize or expect it there is a very good chance it is a phishing e-mail.
If you receive a link in an e-mail to a page asking you to login, be very careful/wary. On the page, check and make sure that the page is real or when in doubt, just type in the site directly to your address bar (i.e. paypal.com). Here are examples of a real and fake page:
Tips for staying safe
There are a few different things you can do to stay safe online in general.
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