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Please be aware we have seen an increase in the number of suspicious emails being received by colleagues across the University. These emails appear to be sent by members of the Senior Leadership Team requesting assistance.

These types of impersonation attacks can be difficult to detect but often:

  • ​have an urgent tone, asking the recipient to do something immediately
  • emphasise confidentiality, so you don’t discuss with colleagu​es
  • have an incorrect email address
The goal of these attacks is to attempt to get you to:

  • transfer money to a fraudulent account or buy gift cards
  • share sensitive information
  • reveal login credentials
  • download malware.

What action should you take:

  • Trust your instincts if something doesn’t look or feel right it probably isn’t.
  • This video shows you how to report suspicious emails using the “Report Message” button in outlook.
  • If you have responded to a suspicious email or need to report any other information security incidents, please contact the IS Service Desk.


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