Email phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
PROVIDING YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD NOT ONLY EXPOSES YOU - IT EXPOSES THE ENTIRE COLLEGE TO A VARIETY OF ELECTRONIC ATTACKS
Suspicious emails that are “Phishing” for people’s passwords continue to be a problem. These are emails that pose as your bank, credit card company or some other system “authority” asking you to supply your password or other sensitive information to verify your account.
In an article this weekend the Telegram noted that these requests are also sent via text message. http://www.telegram.com/article/20090517/NEWS/905170326/1101/LOCAL
Please note that QCC IT, your bank, your credit card company and any reputable entity will NEVER send you an email or text message asking for your password or information.