There has been a sustained phishing campaign affecting the
University over the course of yesterday and today.
We have seen large volumes of email from compromised external
accounts (Hotmail.com, outlook.com, and me.com).
The messages comprise a vague subject line, designed to intrigue
the recipient, followed by a Bitly link (bit.ly/example). Bitly is a legitimate
service used to generate short web links, but in this case it is being used to
hide links to malicious websites.
The sender address may be familiar to you if a Contact’s mailbox
has been compromised.
The majority of messages are rejected by our mail filters and are
being junked and deleted. However, because subjects, sender addresses and links
are unique for each recipient, some messages may still make it to your inbox.
What should you do?
If you receive such an email, do not click any links or
reply to the message. Instead, please report it to us by forwarding it
If you suspect you have clicked a fraudulent link, please contact
the Service Desk immediately.