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Phishing: Don't Get hooked

If you've been phished:

Call ITAC immediately for assistance in resetting your password and limiting any potential damage. Report any possible phishing emails using the "Report Phishing" button in Outlook for Windows or Office 365, or you can forward any phishing or suspicious emails you received in your TXST email as an attachment to abuse@txstate.edu.

ISO Phishbowl

See the latest phishing and read breakdowns of the strategies and tactics used by phishes and scammers. The Phishbowl is maintained by the ISO to document and explain what phishers and scammers do and why. You will also find a more robust awareness section that covers much more. 

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How to Report Phishing

Outlook for Windows and Office 365

"Report as phishing" for Outlook in Windows screen capture

Select Junk from the Home ribbon.

Then select Report as Phishing as shown in the screenshot.

Once you select Report as Phishing, Outlook will prompt you to finalize the report.

"Report as phishing" confirmation screen shot

Click Report to send the email to Information Security.

To ensure you do not accidentally follow any links within the email, proceed to delete it from your Inbox and Deleted Items folders.

NOTE: If you click Don't Report the message will move to your Junk Email.

M365 Web Portal

Microsoft 365 "Report as phishing" option - web portal

In the web portal, right click on the email to report.

Hover over "Security Options" and then select "Phishing"

Confirm phishing report M365

Click Report to send the email to Information Security.

To ensure you do not accidentally follow any links within the email, proceed to delete it from your Inbox and Deleted Items folders.

NOTE: If you click Don't Report the message will move to your Junk Email.