9 Feb 2015
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM IT SERVICES: Virus and phishing emails
We have been made aware of a bogus/phishing* email, with the subject line ‘Account Report’ and a zip folder document attached.
Please mark these emails as spam and do not click the links within them or open any attachments they might have.
IT Services have taken steps to block these messages but similar messages may still arrive.
If you have clicked the links or opened any attachments, please contact the IT service desk (E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 01509 222333) so they can check your computer.
If you have a virus, your PC may need to be re-imaged. If you have entered any bank account details from following the links on these web sites please inform your bank as you may be subject to fraud as a result.
If you are unsure if an email is real or not please don't hesitate to contact our service desk who will be able to advise.
More information and guidance can be found at www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/email/staffemail/faq/spam/
*Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.