November 27, 2018, by Chris Finch
Awareness of phishing emails
As a large institution, the University of Nottingham will, from time to time, be targeted for malicious emails including spam, viruses, malware and phishing attacks. These emails can cause a lot of damage to University data but also could have significant personal impact, including financial consequences.
Our users have reported recent Phishing emails with the following details:
Body text: “Your University email address to be Verified for this month. Please verify now” (link goes to password-stealing fake portal)
Subject: “SANTANDER ALERTS SERVICE UPDATE”
Body text: “Please note that starting from November. 27th, 2018 we will be introducing new online banking authentication procedures in order to protect the private information of all online banking users.”
Please be vigilant – what to look out for
Phishing emails could be received from a variety of email addresses, including from compromised University accounts. It is very important that you do not click any links or respond to these types of emails and report any suspicious emails to the IT Service Desk.
Please do not open suspicious attachments or click on web links you suspect to be fraudulent as these may attempt to download documents containing malicious viruses or steal your password. Do not supply personal or bank details to people you do not know.
How to seek help and advice
If you are unsure about an email you have received or think you have downloaded a suspicious file, do not hesitate to contact the IT Service Desk or your local Campus IT support team.
Further information on how to spot a phishing attempt can be found on our phishing advice website and you can read more on our Digital Network blog.
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