TIP: Never reveal your Username and Password in response to email requests

Published On February 23, 2010 | By ED | News

Every now and then students are subject to phishing scams (go here for an explanation from Wikipedia). Brian Cameron the Director of IT has just emailed a reminder to students not to reveal your user details in response to email requests … here’s the full text:

Dear Colleagues,

It appears that again malicious emails have been received widely across campus requesting staff to reveal their network or email access details.

These emails are not from ITD – it is an attempt by people outside the University to obtain usernames and passwords.

I would like to remind all staff that ITD will never ask you to reveal your userid and password via email. Accordingly please DO NOT reply to emails seeking this information. The best course of action is to ignore and delete these messages as you receive them.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk via AskUNE (http://www.une.edu.au/askune), by email – using your UNE emails – at servicedesk@une.edu.au or by phone on 67735000.

Thank you for your cooperation and continued vigilance regarding these malicious emails.

Brian Cameron – Director IT

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