Phishing outbreak

IT Services have had an outbreak of phishing attacks where we have had to block accounts and websites.

If you receive an email that looks like the picture below, delete it immediately Do not open it and do not click on any links in it. This is not from IT Services.

IT Services will never ask you to reveal your password nor would we ever ask you to upgrade your email account in this manner, as this is a centrally managed service.

Should you have any concerns regarding an email you may have received or system security and anti-virus protection, contact your local IT Supporter or ITS Help on ext:6262

Phishing attempt

Phishing attempt

 

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  1. itsnews’s avatar

    Last Saturday (2 Feb 2013) a phishing email was sent to a large number of staff at the University using a mocked up log-on page as above. This page caused a number of accounts to have been compromised and as a result a significant quantity of Spam has been sent from University servers, which can cause knock on effects, with our legitimate email being marked as Spam.
    We are currently involved in attempting to track down compromised accounts as they are used, but if you think that you may have entered your credentials in these sites, then we would recommend that you change your password as soon as possible. Passwords are an important way of authenticating and should be protected. If they have been used then you may find that your email and more has been accessed and maliciously used.

    See our information on phishing at:
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/its/help/its-help-pcsecurity/its-pcsecurity-phishing.aspx
    http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/its/help/its-help-email/its-email-phishing.aspx

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