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Phishing Emails

10:40AM, 9 January 2018

Over the last few days, there have been a handful of reports of phishing emails. The latest attack has involved an attached HTML file sent from compromised university accounts to other university users.

Phishing is a term applied to email scams that attempt to obtain sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, bank account details and credit card numbers. 

Please be cautious when opening any attachments and clicking any links, especially if they look suspicious or are from unknown senders. If you are unsure if an email is genuine or not, please do not hesitate to contact our Service Desk for advice. 

If you have opened any attachments or clicked any links and entered your details, please contact the IT Service Desk ( or 01509 222333) who will be able to advise on what to do and take recovery action.

More information can be found here.