7 Jun 2016
Important IT Services information for students regarding phishing campaign
IT Services has been made aware of a bogus/phishing* campaign which has hit students of UK universities claiming that students have been awarded a grant by the Department for Education.
Google's mail filters should block the email, but if you receive an email of this nature, please delete it without following the instructions. Please mark these emails as spam and do not click the links within them or open any attachments they might have.
If you have entered any bank account details from following the links on these web sites, please inform your bank immediately as you may be subject to fraud as a result.
If you have disclosed any lboro account details (i.e. username and password) after clicking a link on a suspected phishing email, please notify IT Services as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.lboro.ac.uk/it/student/email/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.