Phishing emails sent to UNE student emails: What to be aware of and steps to take if you did click!

Published On June 11, 2020 | By Alana | General News, Latest News, News

UNE students are currently receiving a scam email with the email body “Take action before Wednesday” like the example below. The email is designed to steal user credentials (username and password).


If you receive an email like the above, this is not a legitimate email, 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 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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4 Responses to Phishing emails sent to UNE student emails: What to be aware of and steps to take if you did click!

  1. Andrew says:

    I got another one from Subject heading “Exam questions due tonight” with a single red button that said “Read message”

    • Alana says:

      Hi Andrew,
      Thank you for letting us know! We will pass this information on to our IT department. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with them by calling 02 6773 2000 if you receive any other emails you are worried about.
      – Alana

  2. S. says:

    Possibly ProctorU. Just saying.

  3. Ben N says:

    My class COSC101 T1 received a similar email for a Slack invite, with the Red read message.
    It appears the attempt is to acquire everyone’s MS 365 account, has the login prompt is quite close to that of the 365 login prompt.
    The domain for this link is:
    The subdomain is UNE reflective:

    Since the subject was relative to a Slack invite, to which is a closed invite amonst the students including myself, I suspect whoever is doing this is or was a Student, how else would the spammer know that COSC101 uses Slack for communications?

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