This is the theft of your login details of a system, simply by posing as somebody you trust.
Beware of people (via phone or email) pretending to be from the IT service and asking for your login details. ITaCS, or any other reputable organisation will never ask you for your password. System administrators can reset your password if they need too - they don't need your current password.
'Phishing' is a common way for
criminals to obtain user account information and passwords. The email may ask you to verify your
details on a website or reply with your username and password. The email
may look legitimate and link within it may lead to a website set up to
look identical to the real site. The criminals hope to trick you into
providing them with your details. Emails from legitimate sources, such
as your bank or ITaCS, will never ask you to provide your details in this
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