Please be advised of the following phishing attempt purporting to be from an NYU faculty member, sent via Adobe Acrobat Cloud/Adobe Acrobat DC:
Please be reminded that even if you receive a message from someone that you know, and even if that message appears to be secure, because it looks as if it may have been sent via a secure portal, and a lock symbol is displays within the body of the message, you should scan for the following:
- E-mail from a trusted and secure source will have https:// (vs. http://) and green lock symbol displaying in the browser’s address bar as follows:
However, treat any e-mail as suspicious which has a strike mark thru https and the lock symbol in the browser address bar as follows:
- Please also be aware that if you click the green lock symbol to the left of “https://” you will see information concerning the owner of the lock or the certificate, as follows:
- Review the internet domain name to ensure that that it is correct, e.g., in the URL displaying above, nyu.edu is the correct domain name of the site (vs. nyu-edu.edu or nyuedu.edu or some other variant).
- Please also be reminded that if you have questions about the legitimacy of an e-mail message you’ve received, do not reply to the message or click on any embedded links or open any attachments. Instead, independently verify the message content/attachments with the sender.
- The following are two GIFs which show how to quickly and effectively evaluate a site’s legitimacy:
Firefox (v45.1.1) https://gfycat.com/CooperativeYearlyCopepod
Chrome (v51.0.27) https://gfycat.com/RespectfulReadyBlackfootedferret