Cyber Security

Cyber Security attempts and announcements

  • Phishing Attempt Subject: BROCKU.CA WEBMAIL SECURITY ALERT

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 
    Your mailbox has been compromised of accessing a sensitive information on our database, You are kindly required to authenticate your Outlook Web App account by reconfirming your identity and eligibility below to help protects your account from unauthorized access and make sure no one is using your information without your knowledge.
    Outlook Web App
    Due to some confidential data that was encrypted for your security purpose on our database, this Webmail server is duly required to click on the “Outlook Web App” above, to view the webpage for more details by reconfirm your identity in person and the digital certificate that uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology to encrypt your data and information for your safety use in order to ensure that it remains private and confidential to you solely.
    IT Help Desk Support
    Division of Information Technology
    Help Desk Supervisor and User Services Support
    IT.HelpDesk@brocku.ca
    Note: please do not reply to this message, it was sent from auto generate email and replies are not monitored here.
    ©2017 Copyright IT Help Desk Support. All rights reserved. | Privacy policy

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Office Notification

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.
    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca
    Phishing Email: 
    To All Faulty\Staff 

      
    Server maintenance will be performed on the campus email servers this evening (Wed,  January 4,  2017). These servers have redundancy and very little impact should be experienced. There may be a brief delay as each server is moved from production to maintenance and from maintenance to production 
      
    Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar,web-documents and the new 2017 anti-spam version. 

    Please use the link below to complete your update for our Outlook improved web mail.
    CLICK on  System Administrator to update 
      
    Regards,
    IT Service Desk Support.

     

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Pending message

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.
    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca
    Phishing Email: 

    Hello,
     
    Your incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database, 
    In order to receive the messages click here. to login and wait for responds from ITS. 
     
     Thank you. 
     
     

    Brock University.

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Brock University Help Desk Verification

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 
    Subject: Brock University Help Desk Verification
    Dear office 365 User,
    There is a security alert on your EMAIL account.
    Kindly click on the text “Verify My Account” to re-authenticate your account. Failure to do so will result to email service suspension.
    Click Verify My Account
    Best Service
    Web-mail Team

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Information service

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email:
    Subject: Information service
    Our University, has been subjected to so many phishing attacks
    in the past week and for this reason IT service has updated it’s spam filters
    of all incoming mail servers. To enable the new spam filters in your mail box,
    logout and re-login your account to replace the old spam filters of your account.
    Logout
    Your role as a member of the university community-
    In contribution to more safety and security, forward all phishing mails to
    IT department
    IT service assistant
    To view the terms under which this email is distributed, please go to:-
    http://disclaimer.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/disclaimer/disclaimer.html

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Upgrade Your brocku.ca Account

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 
    Subject: Upgrade Your brocku.ca Account
    We wish to inform you Brock University are updating our brocku.ca login page.  To update to latest version Simply CLICK HERE and get 32 gigabytes more space.

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Brock University Upgrade

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email:
    Subject: Brock University Upgrade
    Your Brock e-ID Anti Virus shield expires December 06, 2016 18:48:13. You will not be able to access your account if the shield security is not upgraded.
    You are strongly encouraged to activate the shield security immediately with your Brock email password.
    Click on Brock Anti Virus and complete the requested details so as to keep your account active.
    Help Desk
    Brock University
    2016 Webmail Intellectual Property.
    If you have any questions or problems, please see the Anti Virus FAQ or contact the Information Technology Help Desk.

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: RE: System Administrator

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email:
    Subject: RE: System Administrator
    Your mailbox have exceeded the set quota limit by the admin please click here to update your mailbox and avoid being suspended.
    Sincerely,
    System Administrator.

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Office 365

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 
    Subject: Office 365
    This message is from Microsoft Office 365 Helpdesk,
    We are currently upgrading the Office 365 database and e-mail account center i.e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2016 anti-spam and anti-virus software, large mailbox space.
    Kindly verify HERE to avoid  temporarily  suspended.
    IT Helpdesk,
    Thanks,
    ITS Help Desk
    Microsoft Office 365 Helpdesk

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Protect email

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 
    Subject: Protect email
    Hello Brock University™ user, we noticed a spam attack on your data! Click Here to protect email.

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