IMPORTANT: Phishing & Virus Email

IMPORTANT: Phishing & Virus Email

The University of Aberdeen is receiving a large amount of phishing and virus emails today.

What is happening?

The University of Aberdeen is receiving a large amount of phishing and virus emails today purporting to be from your own email address with the subject line “Attachement”.

What should you do?

These phishing emails are sophisticated and can contain details that deliberately mimic University contacts. Please be aware these spam emails are designed to harvest login details.

The excel attachment contains a macro based “zero-day” virus embedded within.  We strongly recommended when opening Office documents that you DO NOT click to enable macros.

Please do not respond or open any links / attachments. Please delete these from your Inbox and if you have followed any links or clicked on any attachments, please contact the Service Desk.

For further details see here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/it/documents/factsheets/phishing-email.pdf

Author
IT Services

Search News

Browse by Month

2018

  1. Jan
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2018
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2018
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2018
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2018
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2018
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2018
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2018
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2018
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2018
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2018
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2018