When just one person in the community falls for an email scam, otherwise known as a phish, the results can be devastating.

Email accounts are hijacked and used to send spam; otherwise secure systems are hacked, putting everyone's confidential information at risk; and, university business can experience significant disruptions as countless hours, across departments, are lost responding to the situation.

If our community can learn to spot phishing attempts, we can significantly reduce risk of Cornell suffering financial loss or damage to its reputation.

See lots of examples of real phishing attempts targeting Cornell at: www.it.cornell.edu/security/phishbowl.