Phishing email campaign targeting financial staff, Friday, 25 August

Fri, 25 August 17

What is happening:

IT Services has become aware of a phishing email campaign targeting financial staff. The phishing emails are spoofing the sender as a senior member of staff and is being sent to other members of the school and department.

Please be extra vigilant when processing fund transfer, changing bank account details or opening suspicious invoices. Be suspicious of urgent emails and always verify unusual financial requests by contacting the sender over the phone or in person. Do not trust the phone number or contact details in the email as it may be fake. If you think an email is suspicious, it probably is, so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from UCD Finance or the IT Helpdesk.

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