- The Test (3m 46sec)
- Safe Surfing at Work (3m 18sec)
- Don't Believe Everything You Read... (3m 47sec)
- The Journey (3m 31sec)
- The Leak (4m 17sec)
- The Lesson (4m 2sec)
Social Engineering Phone Calls Received at NIU
Recently we have received reports of social engineering phone calls requesting access to NIU employees’ computers, thus opening the door for obtaining further credentials and information. The attacker claimed to be a part of IT within the company, requesting for users to enter information through a site called teamviewer.
Please remember that security attacks can occur in more ways than just cyberattacks. People every day become victim to social engineering, a tactic where someone pretends to be someone else in the hopes to obtain your personal or financial information or data. To avoid becoming a victim to this type of attack, always be aware of the people calling you, the number they’re calling from, the information they’re requesting, and/or the people approaching you in the physical work environment as well. Always ask for identification and question all calls.
Protect Your Identity
- Choosing and Protecting Passwords (US-CERT)
- Your initial NIU password: Your birthdate in NIU.YYYYMmmDD format. For example: January 1, 1998 = NIU.1998Jan01
- Change your password at password.niu.edu and set up your security questions so you can reset if you forget.
- Check Your NIU Account and Password