Updated: Beware of phishing emails

There is a continuing trend of a large number of fraudulent ‘phishing’ emails being sent to University staff and students.

The emails ask you to validate your account by entering your University IT account details into an externally hosted website. The attackers then use these to send further phishing emails appearing to come from within the University.

We will never email you to ask for your password or login details

What do I need to do?

  • Continue to be vigilant
  • If you receive a suspicious email delete it immediately
  • It is no longer necessary to email the IT Service Desk if you have received a message which appears to be phishing. We are actively monitoring suspicious emails.
  • See the beware of phishing information on the Information Assurance website, for advice on how to know if an email is legitimate

If you have already clicked on a link in a suspicious email and think your account may be compromised, you should change your password immediately. Then call the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 who will be able to help support you further.

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