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Florida Atlantic University's Information Security department is committed to protecting information resources that are critical to the academic and research mission of FAU. Information security is vital for providing our community with accurate and reliable information. Our focus is to facilitate the security of all users, systems, and resources connecting to the university data network. The protection of university assets and information may be governed by legal/privacy requirements and policies. 

This web site was created to serve as a central location to find resources, policies, and guidelines that address IT security.
The site is maintained by the OIT Information Security department.

Malware & Phishing Attacks

In this section, our department will provide you with postings reported to us about known recent malicious attacks, malware, phishing, spam and other attempts.

Reminder: If you receive a message that is requesting you to verify your account or provides links for you to login to your account, you are advised to ignore such requests. Neither FAU nor legitimate financial institutions will ever ask you for this information via email or via a link in an email.

Click here to learn about common red flags that may indicate a malicious email. 

If you come across a suspicious email, do not click on any links and forward the email to us so we can decide if it is legitimate.

Please see list below of the latest threats reported and click on the PDF links to see examples of these threats:

Phishing Email: CAMPUS HEALTH ISSUE REVIEW, 07/03/2017
Phishing Email: Library Notifications, 06/06/2017
Phishing Email: upgrade server/maintenance, 05/29/2017
Phishing Email: ____ has shared a document on Google Docs with you, 05/03/2017
Phishing Email: IT Department, 04/27/2017
Phishing Email: New Tax Documents, 01/19/2017
Phishing Email: (FAU.EDU) email quota, 09/29/2016
Phishing Email: Blackboard Learning: Mailing News, 09/12/2016
Phishing Email: Recent Activity, 09/09/2016

For more information on phishing and protecting yourself from threats, please visit  How to Protect Yourself.  

Questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us at

 Last Modified 7/14/17