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Tech Services Holds "Gone Phishing For 'Friends'" Pop-Up Event

A graphic showing three people standing on a blue background with stacks of gold coins in the foreground
Graphic by Molly Perry

On Feb. 9 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Cate Center Alcove, Meredith College Tech Services will be holding an informational pop-up style event, “Gone Phishing for ‘Friends,’” to provide information for the latest bitcoin social media hacks.

Many Meredith students have found themselves at the forefront of this social media attack. Victims of these hacks may see their social media accounts taken over and posts advertising bitcoin mining posted.

Lauren Hickey, Student Technology Outreach Coordinator, says that this pop-up event will allow students to “talk about safe social media practices and what to do when you or someone you know is hacked.”

Hickey added, “Students will get a chance to look over different types of phishing messages and talk through what their next actions or responses should be.”

STAT Team member Molly Perry, ‘22, said, “The event will feature a ‘Gone Phishing’ game that we have done in the past and has been popular among students, and anyone who participates can get a Valentine’s Day themed goodie bag that includes helpful tech tips. Students will also get a chance to win some special prizes!”

By Haileigh West, Contributing Writer


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