Don’t get ‘caught’: Simulated phishing campaign planned for Michigan Medicine

May 7, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

Information Assurance is set to launch a simulated phishing campaign throughout Michigan Medicine. Employees are encouraged to use the Report Phishing button at the top of the Outlook menu bar to report any suspicious email messages.

Phishing emails are designed to trick the recipient into providing personal data, opening file attachments or clicking links. Many fall victim by supplying passwords, credit card information or banking details to someone they think is a trusted friend. Too often that “friend” is impersonating someone else.

Phishing can also cause protected health information (PHI) to be compromised.

Simulated phishing expedition: What to expect

You can expect to receive a simulated phish as part of the anti-phishing program in May and June. The email is intended to give practice in identifying and reporting phishing.

If you click a link in the message, you will receive tips on how to identify phishing emails. If you select the Report Phishing button, you will be notified that you correctly identified a phish.

Important reminders

  • Phishing is different from spam emails, which are typically unsolicited, usually from someone trying to sell you something. Spammers do not typically attempt to acquire sensitive information.
  • If you believe an email is not legitimate, use the Report Phishing The email will be forwarded to IA and deleted from your inbox.

More information

  • Safe Computing highlights recent scams and alerts and details the actions to take if you fall victim to a phish.

Thank you for all you do to keep both your information and information of Michigan Medicine patients safe!