February 20, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Email spoofing is usually fairly obvious, much like a bad disguise.
The University is a frequent target of email address spoofing. The practice is simple: it involves a sender pretending to be someone they are not to mislead the recipient as to the true origin of the message. The end goals are mixed, but methods often involve phishing: tricking the recipient into taking an action such as disclosing personal information or clicking links to sites containing viruses, among others.