The e-mail system had technical difficulties over the weekend and interruptions in e-mail service have continued intermittently on Wednesday. The computing services staff addresses technical problems very proactively to minimize the inconvenience caused by service disruptions. When e-mail is down, faculty and staff can access status updates on the college Web site under the "Faculty and Staff" Web page at the following link: Emergency Communications and Network Outages.
Phishing at PTC
Last week many PTC employees received a bogus "phishing" e-mail that claimed to have been sent by Pulaski Tech Computing Services. The e-mail was not legitimate; it was a scam. Computing Services will not ask for your personal information by way of email. This policy is to help you protect your personal information and keep our network as secure as possible.
Many scams have been created to steal your important data from you. Data such as log in IDs, passwords, social security numbers, and birth dates can be used to gain access to your computer and steal your identity. The latest email phishing attempt is an example of what is called spear phishing. Below are some tips to help avoid falling for this type of scam:
These security tips were provided by Microsoft. You can read further about phishing scams and ways to avoid them by going to their Web site located here.
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