Brock targeted by large-scale phishing attack

Information Technology Services (ITS) is asking the Brock community to be vigilant when checking emails after a recent phishing scam targeted more than 10,000 University accounts.

On Tuesday, April 16, a phishing campaign was launched against a targeted Brock department. When a few people fell victim to the scam, their accounts were compromised and used to send more phishing emails across the University throughout the night and into Wednesday, April 17.

If you receive an email unexpectedly from another Brock account, be cautious about clicking on embedded links or opening attachments.

ITS staff are doing what they can to limit the damage but are relying on members of the Brock community to do their due diligence when opening files and following links within emails.

If you think you have fallen for a phishing scam or you believe your account has been compromised, change your password immediately and emailĀ itsecurity@brocku.ca

More information on phishing and cybersecurity is available atĀ brocku.ca/its


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