Phishing emails to UNE student emails: What to be aware of and how to identify compromising emails!

Published On March 9, 2020 | By Amy | News

We have recently been made aware of several phishing emails being received by students, designed to steal your credentials (UNE username and password) and compromise your account security. 

These emails are being sent claiming to be from other students, requesting that the receiver clicks a link and then enters their UNE username and password. 

Subject headings of emails that IT Support is aware of include: “i feel so ashamed that I didn’t share it earlier”, “Ramsays Chef Career is OVER”, “His attempt to keep it a secret FAILED”. Below is a screenshot of an example received by a UNE student. 

If you receive an email like the above, please delete this and empty your deleted emails folder. 

If you have clicked on the link and entered your username and password, please change your password immediately via the myUNE portal. If you need assistance changing your password, please contact the IT Service Desk via the portal at https://une.service-now.com/sp_it or on 02 6773 5000 between 8:30am-8pm weekdays or between 9am-5pm on weekends. 

If you use your UNE password to access other services (within or external to UNE) we recommend that you also change those passwords immediately and remember to always use unique passwords for every online account.

It’s important to remember that phishing emails are not limited to those above and you should always be vigilant in checking the authenticity of an email or web address before you input your log in details. 

If you’re not sure whether an email you have received is genuine, please contact the IT Service Desk for assistance. 

 

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