We have been getting reports of a new malicious spam email arriving in UoR inboxes. The email looks to be from the IT service desk and tells you that your account has been signed in from an unknown location and asks you to follow a link to remedy this. This email was not sent from the UoR service desk and is attempting to steal your personal information. Do not click any links or open any attachments within this email.

The email looks like this:


The email address appears to be from a ‘reading.ac.uk’ email address but this has been spoofed to appear this way. This is not an email from our service desk and should be deleted immediately.

Always check your emails thoroughly before opening media or links contained within them;

  • Do you recognise the sender?
  • Are you expecting to receive this email?
  • Does it look official?

If in doubt, do not open the email and consult the Service Desk on 0118 378 6262 or extension 6262 and they will be happy to advise you.



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