Be vigilant in monitoring for potential phishing emails.

Phishing is a type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent message designed to trick a human victim into revealing sensitive information to the attacker or to deploy malicious software on the victim’s infrastructure like ransomware.

Cyber Smart Video Series

Lake-Sumter State College IT and eLearning departments have created a new PSA video series focusing on cyber security to help empower our Lakehawks to be champions of their own data privacy and defenders of LSSC’s digital community at large. Whether you’re surfing the web or checking emails, these videos will equip you with primary resources as you protect your personal information.

Cyber Smart Tips: Questions to Ask Yourself

Is the Email Address Legitimate?

Be wary of recruiters using free web email accounts from services like Gmail or Hotmail instead of using a business email address to contact you. There may be tell-tale signs within the email itself, too. While some scammers may send out well-written emails, many will seem unprofessional. If the email contains excessive spelling or punctuation mistakes, incorrect capitalization, or grammatical errors, it could be from a fake recruiter.

Example of Questionable Emails Addresses


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