18 Oct 2016
Notice from IT: Phishing via Spam email
A number of bogus/phishing* emails have been delivered to University students recently, resulting in some student mailboxes being compromised/hacked.
Please be vigilant when dealing with emails containing links or attachments, especially those purporting to be from the University or the Helpdesk or saying to ‘click here’ to update your account, retain your access or similar.
If you have received a phishing email, clicked on the link and provided your university credentials (username and password), please contact the IT service desk (email@example.com or 01509 222333) so they can check your university mailbox and take recovery action.
If you are unsure if an email is real or not please don't hesitate to contact our Service Desk for advice.
More information and guidance can be found on the University’s IT Services website, under the ‘Email’ and ‘General Guidance’ links.
*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.