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Stay Safe Online This Holiday Season


The holidays are a great time to celebrate. Don't let criminals steal your good cheer! Be aware of scams that prey on your busy schedule and charitable giving. The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have observed an increase in ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends. Protect yourself online to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

Immediate actions you can take now to protect against ransomware:

Review these tips for safe online shopping from the National Cybersecurity Alliance. Plus, apply simple steps to help protect your mobile devices.

Watch out for email targeted to stir your emotions. Criminals try to knock you off balance with threats, a false sense of urgency, or a deal that's too good to be true. Stay vigilant against fraud and the many ways that cybercriminals can gain access to networks:

If you suspect that you're a target of cybercrime, or if your Cornell account has been compromised, change your NetID password immediately and contact the IT Security Office.

Find out more about responding to cyber incidents and reporting cybercrime.

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