Email Phishing - NIU - Division of Information Technology



Information Security

Email Phishing

NIU will never ask you for your account and password information. 

When in doubt, contact the IT Helpdesk

If you receive a phishing e-mail, please forward it as an attachment to an email addressed to

If you do respond to a request for a password and/or provided account information to someone:

  • Change your password to a dissimilar password immediately.  See Building a Better Password.
    • Go to
    • Select Change password
    • Type in your AccountID
    • Select your AccountID
    • Enter your current password
    • Enter your new password twice
  • Notify the IT helpdesk immediately by calling 815-753-8100.

The first level of information security begins with each user. Safeguard both your own personal information and that of NIU.