There has been an attempt today, 25 January, to trap people into giving out their login details for University of Reading IT systems. Should you receive an email with the subject line ‘Attention: Staff/Students’ simply delete it.

Do not open it. Do not click on any links in it.

At the end of this item is an example of this email, with the link removed. Please note the poor grammar and spelling.

IT Services will never ask you to reveal your password nor would we ever ask you to update your antivirus 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


Example email:

Please be advise that new programs and updates have been recently added
to theUniversity email system to prevent phishing and virus infected email
messages fromusers Mailboxes.Copy and paste the following link into your
browser to update your Mailbox antivirus;

Thank you.

System Administrator.
I.T.S help desk

                   © 2012 University of Reading.
Messages (including any attachments) may contain proprietary
information intended specifically for users affiliated with the
University, and are protected by law.If you are
not the intended recipient, please delete this message.Please DO NOT
REPLY to this mailbox. This mailbox is not checked for return mail.

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