Be aware of phishing emails, Tuesday, 17 January
Tue, 17 January 23
What is happening:
UCD IT Services are aware of an increase in phishing emails. The email usually impersonates a member of staff, but is sent from a non-UCD email address. If you receive a similar email, please mark the email as spam (in UCD Gmail) and then delete it.
Sample phishing email:
"P.smyth.ucd.ie" to: "Zhanna.Murphy"
Date: 17 Jan 2023, 11:37:31
Subject: Important Task Busy? Professor, Head Of School
- Use the Gmail web client instead of Outlook. To help avoid phishing, data breaches and fraud, UCD Gmail includes warning messages when it detects a spoofed or impersonated staff account.
- Always check the reply address before replying, verify links in emails and never download unexpected attachments.
- Ensure all computers are protected with Sophos Endpoint Protection. (Available from Software Downloads)
Who will this affect:
All Staff and Students.
UCD IT ServicesComputer Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Contact us via the UCD IT Support Hub: www.ucd.ie/ithelp