Why?

Higher education has become a high visibility target for phishing attacks. As threats increase, WPI is taking proactive measures to help reduce risk. Due to the increasing amount and sophistication of phishing attacks on Memorial Day, WPI increased email security measures.

Impact

For messages in your WPI mailbox, there is expanded application of Safelinks, a feature of O365 Advanced Threat Protection. External messages will now display a subject marker.

Details

Safelinks, a feature of O365 Advanced Threat Protection, is now enabled for both internal and external emails. Safelinks will scan links for malware and other malicious behavior.

Known untrusted sites display a WARNING which prevents you from following the link. Additionally, to help identify phishing and spoofing (acting like another person) WPI identifies all external inbound email with [EXT] in the email subject line.