We are currently seeing a significant increase in phishing attacks and with so many people working remotely the impact can be much larger. Be super vigilant and sceptical at this time about any links sent to you by email or text.
Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
- MFA adds another layer of protection to your online accounts beyond the standard username and password and we strongly advise all that all students and staff use it.
- You’ll need to download an app onto your phone for the second layer of authentication.
- Enable or request to reset your MFA settings for your LSE Microsoft 365 account here.
Find out more about Multi-Factor Authentication and downloading the app >>
Get to know phishing warning signs
- Email addresses that don’t match the displayed name.
- Poor spelling and grammar.
- Using fear, intrigue or excitement to get you to act – “click this link or this kitten dies"
- Lack of information or context in the email, perhaps just a ‘click here’ link or a generic attachment with no information.
Not sure if an email is genuine? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll investigate.