UCD email users targeted by spear phishing emails, Thursday 6 July

Thu, 6 July 17

What is happening:

Some UCD email users have been targeted by spear phishing emails. Users are receiving an email claiming to be from someone they know (a vendor, colleague etc.) requesting that they perform an action such as transfer funds or provide sensitive information. If you are unsure  please do not respond to such emails.

Please see examples below:

From: joe bloggs
Date: 4 July 2017 at 12:27
Subject: Vendor


I have a payment for you to process, Let me know if you are available so as to forward the vendor's invoice for the payment processing.
Kind Regards,

From: joe bloggs
Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017 at 15:00
Subject: Urgent

Hello Jane

I need to know if you are available as i have something personal i would need you to assist with, i need you to please make a transfer to someone and for the amount of €4350 so by tomorrow i will refund the money to you. Let me know if you can do this so as to send you the payee account information.