Students Staff

July 16, 2018

Phishing emails – be alert – don’t get hooked

Filed under: Email, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Dan Jolly @ 12:02 pm

Staff and students received A LOT of phishing emails over the weekend. Around 55,000 emails were sent by scammers from two student accounts that had been compromised.

Hopefully you spotted this was a phishing email by hovering your mouse over the link in the email to reveal a dodgy looking website address.

In case you didn’t know, https://essex-ac-ukv.weebly.com is not the University’s official website address, plus we would never ask you to confirm your login details in this way.

Our techies are now working to remove the phishing emails from our mail servers.

 

 

 

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