Phishing refers to an attack that uses email or a messaging service (like those on social media sites) that tricks or fools you into taking an action, such as clicking on a link or opening an attachment. By falling victim to such an attack, you risk having your highly sensitive information stolen and/or your computer infected.
Attackers work hard to make their phishing emails convincing. For example, they will make their email look like it came from someone or something you know, such as a friend or a trusted company you frequently use. They will even add logos of your bank or forge the email address so the message appears more legitimate. Then the attackers send these phishing emails to millions of people. They do not know who will fall victim, all they know is the more emails they send, the greater the chance for success.
It is important to note that Villanova will never ask you for any personal information via an email communication. If any message that you receive appears to be suspicious, please contact UNIT's TechZone immediately for assistance.
For all Villanova related accounts, please reset as soon as possible by visiting Self Service Password Reset or calling our HelpDesk at 610-519-7777
For all personal accounts, please contact your respective institutions (financial, medical, and others) and request assistance in reseting your account credentials.