University warns students to not click on phishing email

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By Zoë Crowther, Students' Union Correspondent

Students and employees have been advised to avoid clicking on scam emails which include a green box inviting the recipient to ‘display message.’

It appears that the scam has targeted personal University accounts, with many attempting to appeal to mailing groups or societies which the individual student has previously signed up to. Subjects to the phishing emails include ‘Cheese Lovers’ and ‘Ultimate Frisbee.’

In an email to all staff and students, the University suggested that the link would likely direct you to a page which would harvest your username and password, or to a Bitcoin-related scam website.


For information on how to identify and deal with phishing emails, the University has the following information page: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/infosec/protectyou/idtheft/phishing/

If you have been a victim of one of these emails, please contact the IT Service Desk via email at service-desk@bristol.ac.uk or phone on 0117 428 2100.


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Zoë Crowther

Students' Union Correspondent

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