Information Security

Think before clicking

Take care what you click on. Phishing is the most common kind of attack.

Phishing

Phishing is the kind of attack that works by trying to get you to click on something, which then attacks or installs malware on your computer, or tries to extract some kind of information from you. Phishing also comes by phone or texts, or any method that involves trying to persaude you to reveal information.

Learn how to recognise and avoid phishing.

If You Believe You Have Been Sent or have clicked on a Phishing Email

If you believe you have been sent a suspicious email, please forward it as an attachment to is.helpine@ed.ac.uk

If you have clicked on the contents in a suspicious email, please report it immediately to the IS Helpline:

Contact: IS Helpline