There are good grounds for being particularly alert to various forms of phishing, as early autumn will be an intense period of phishing attempts. Photo: Getty images.2023-08-16
Many attempts at fraud via phishing
There are currently many attempts at fraud being registered via the practice of phishing. Phishing involves fraudsters attempting to trick people out of their login details using various methods.
A notable aspect of the current situation is that it is taking place via a number of different addresses. This makes it harder to stop as each address used by the fraudsters must be blocked individually by our IT staff.
To protect yourself and the University’s IT environment, you need to be extra alert. The best protection is to use your common sense and to think critically. Remember that phishing attempts often seem authentic.
Do not reply to any suspicious emails. Instead, forward the suspect email/link to firstname.lastname@example.org or call IT support on 471 44 00.
Never enter any details into online forms opened via email links, social media or chat programmes.