Information Security
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Security Incidents
Phishing E-mail Attempts

The University uses the Email Defense System to scan and filter phishing attempts, junk email, viruses, and malicious high-risk attachments.

Despite best security efforts, phishing attacks can still occur. The consequences of responding to phishing emails can be devastating to the individual providing the personally identifiable information and to the University as a whole.

If you think you’ve received a malicious email, check to see if the phishing attempt has already been reported. If not, contact security@mccormick.northwestern.edu for guidance on next steps.