We have been receiving reports of a recent phishing email making it into University inboxes. The email claims to be from the Vice Chancellor and has the subject line “Vital Awareness”.
It contains a PDF attachment that should not be opened.
We have provided a screenshot below (click the image for a larger version):
Do not open this email or any attachments as it could damage your work and computer and may make your private details vulnerable.
If you are concerned about this email or other similar emails then please call ex.6262 or go to reading.ac.uk/it
If you are a member of staff whose students are reporting this to you we strongly recommend that they change their password via the https://password.reading.ac.uk website.
If you go to https://password.reading.ac.uk/reset/ you can reset your password; provided that you know your University Username, Student Number and PIN. These can be obtained by filling out the form at https://password.reading.ac.uk/reminder.
For tips on keeping yourself and your information safe online, visit the IT web page on Cyber Security.