Email has become an invaluable tool; this also makes it a great place for malicious individuals to target for hacking either to disrupt your work or to achieve financial gains on their end. It is very important that you understand you can lose all of the files on your PC and anything you are connected to by clicking on an attachment. The following are some guidelines to help reduce your chances of falling victim to these attempts. I have included some examples below that have been sent to TCRSB email accounts.
If you are not expecting an email with an attachment from someone, DO NOT open it.
NOBODY will ask you for your username, password or personal information via Email.
TCRSB will not email you to click on a link because we are doing maintenance to the mail server.
If you are in doubt, throw it out.