Email containing malware in circulation, Wednesday, 6 January

Wed, 6 January 21


What is happening:

IT Services are aware of an increase in email traffic containing Malware (Trojan). The malicious emails contain zipped (.zip) or archived (.rar) attachments which include a decryption password in the body of the email. The email usually impersonates the name of a member of staff, but is sent from an external non UCD email address. If you receive a suspicious email, please mark it as spam (in UCD Gmail) and delete it.

Security Advice:
- Ensure all computers are protected with Sophos Endpoint Protection. (Available from Software Downloads
- Only use the Gmail web client or Gmail mobile App to access University emails.  
- Review IT Services top security tips. 
 
Example email:
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From: Paul Smyth
Sent: Monday 21 December 2020 13:58
To: Lisa Kenny
Subject: Lisa Kenny Please see attached and thanks!
Archive pass: 0828

Paul Symth
Paul.Symth@ucd.ie