Beware of phishing emails

You should remain vigilant of phishing emails or attempts to impersonate another member of staff.

What do I need to do?

  • Continue to be vigilant
  • If you receive a suspicious email delete it immediately
  • If you do click on a link within an email and are asked to login to a system you weren’t expecting (e.g. Blackboard instead of voicemail), or you are unsure whether the site is genuine, do not enter your details and close the webpage 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 and blocking accounts that appear to be compromised.
  • 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 you further.

Look for ‘University of Leicester’ in the address bar

Many University websites now display ‘University of Leicester’ in the address bar, so that you can tell if it is legitimate University website. Work is continuing to ensure all University websites display this.

Browser bar 'University of Leicester' Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer on Windows 7

Browser bar 'University of Leicester' Google Chrome

Google Chrome on Windows 10

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