The Office of Information Security (OIS) in the Office of Technology Services (OTS) has provided a new option for reporting suspicious and phishing emails from a desktop or laptop.
Starting today, you can directly report phishing emails from within the email itself, with just a click of a button. No installation or download is required, and this will be valid on all faculty and staff TU Outlook email accounts. Note: the email address email@example.com is still an option for reporting phishing.
Report a suspicious or phishing email from a desktop or laptop
- If you’ve opened an email that seems suspicious, click the “Report Phish” button, which appears above the body of the email.
- You will get prompted with: “Are you sure you want to report this email as a phishing email?”
- Confirm by clicking the red “Report Phish” button, which sends the potential scam to the OIS security team for review, and deletes the email from your inbox.
Report a suspicious or phishing email from a mobile device
- Do not reply to the email.
- Forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Delete the email from your inbox.
- View the instructions for Using the Report Phish Extension.
- Follow @TowsonInfoSec on Twitter for security tips and alert info.
- Watch the brief OTS Training video on how to spot phishing.
- See a feed of cybersecurity alerts, including phishing alerts, from the Department of Homeland Security on TU’s Security Awareness webpage.
- For more resources on how to recognize phishing, visit www.towson.edu/phishing.