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New Email Phishing Scam Claiming to Come From University and College Presidents

ITS

Posted: November 9, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest, IT Announcements


Several Canadian universities and colleges have recently been targeted with email phishing scams claiming to come from their institution’s president. The emails state you have received a ‘secure private message’ from the president and ask you to click a link to view the message. The link then takes you to a fake login page designed to look like your institution’s website in an attempt to trick...

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The Latest Microsoft Phishing Email to Reach UNB

ITS

Posted: November 8, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security Alerts, General Interest


Recently reported at UNB, the latest phishing scam is coming via what appears to be a Microsoft email. The email informs recipients—supposedly on behalf of Microsoft—of updates to the ‘Microsoft Services Agreement’ and ‘Microsoft Privacy Statement’. It then gives instructions to click on a link to see the updates and says that failure to do so will result in having your email account...

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Recent Phishing Scam Targeting Telus Customers

ITS

Posted: November 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security Alerts


Another phishing email was recently reported at UNB targeting Telus Mobility customers. The email informs recipients that ‘your monthly payment was recently declined’ and asks you to click a link to review and update your billing information to avoid problems with your account. Always think twice before clicking links in emails – if you receive an email that seems suspicious, contact the ITS...

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