Spam and Phishing Scams


Remember, Chico State will NEVER ask you for your password via email! 

IF IT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS, DELETE THE MESSAGE

If you do accidentally send your CSU, Chico User Name and Password via email, immediately change your password using CSU, Chico Account Tools or call the ITSS Help Desk at (530) 898-HELP (4357) so they can take action to prevent problems.

What is Phishing?

Phishing scams are attempts by hackers and cybercriminals to steal personal information or hijack computing resources for nefarious purposes.

The most common (and most successful) phishing scams are emails that appear to come from a legitimate source (for instance; CSU, Chico Technology Help Desk, your bank, eBay, PayPal) which contain a link that directs you to  equally legitimate-looking web pages.  

Take a Quiz!

Click here to take the OpenDNS Phishing Quiz

How to Spot a Phishing Attempt

Here are just a few examples of phishing attempts directed at CSU, Chico users.

How to Spot a Phish

Watch this video

to learn more about phishing scams!

Training Videos for Employees

SANS Social Engineering Video

Training for Students

Lynda.com Training

PhishMe Anti-Phishing Campaign

To learn more about PhishMe click here