This was a test
You just fell victim to a phishing assessment. Our organization is testing the security awareness of our staff. We sent an email out pretending to be a hacker, and the email link you just clicked on was part of that test. You and your computer are fine, however if this had been a real attack your computer may have been compromised. A couple of points to keep in mind.
1. There is very little risk in opening emails; in almost all cases simply opening an email is safe.
2. However, opening attachments or clicking on links in emails can be dangerous. Attackers can email you infected attachments or send links that take you to websites that trick you out of your information or silently hack your computer. Do not open attachments or click on links that seem strange or suspicious. If you are not sure about an email, forward it to the Information Security Office at [email protected] (also in the Global Address List under “Information Security Office“).
Please keep in mind, these tests are to help you. These lessons learned apply not only to work but your personal life; be sure to share with your family and friends. If you have any more questions on what phishing attacks are or security in general, feel free to watch the information awareness video training again or contact the Information Security Office for more information.