Phishing emails are an attempt from a hacker to get your account information. These emails will look similar to Alliant emails but will come from outside email addresses and will not have Alliant's official communication logos. These emails will either try to get you to respond with personal information or get you to click on a link which may infect your computer.
Alliant's Official Communication
Email messages from Alliant’s IT department will always have the same look and feel, so you will be able to discern official Alliant IT Department announcements from spam.
To verify that an email is from the Alliant IT Department, check that the following criteria are met:
First, email from the Alliant IT Department will come from the IT Announcement email account, email@example.com.
Second, email from the Alliant IT Department will contain a small (2cm x 2cm) image indicating the severity of the announcement, placed directly after the comma in the greeting.
Finally, email from the Alliant IT Department will close with the words IT Department in bold followed by an image depicting the Alliant logo.