Email viruses, scams, spam and phishing
Even the most cautious person can fall victim to crime through fraudulent emails.
Viruses, spam and phishing attempts can put your personal data and University account at serious risk. We do what we can to quickly identify and block such messages but there are steps you can take to stay safe online.
Email attacks usually fall into the two categories below - follow the links for advice on how to spot these malicious emails and what to do if you receive one.
- Phishing and email scams that attempt to capture account details
- Viruses distributed by email attachments or links to fake websites
Recent email attacks
Phishing email about transfer of files
Phishing email purporting to be from our Service Desk
Phishing email promoting fake University Webmail site
Phishing email appearing to come from a University colleague about 'invoices'
Phishing email claiming to be from HR offering a payment processor job
Phishing email claiming your University Webmail is about to expire
Phishing emails claiming to be from 'University Payroll' and about a 'Pending Message'
Phishing email targeting staff claiming to be from HR/Payroll
Phishing email claming student has been awarded a Department for Education grant
Phishing email promoting installation of OneClass Chrome extension for Blackboard
Phishing email claiming student has been awarded University Grant Award
Phishing email claiming student has been awarded University support grant
Phishing email claims that student has been awarded an educational grant
Phishing email that knows your home address
Phishing email claiming your Library account has expired
Email attachments containing the Zepto virus