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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: Attached CV

    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: 

    From: Jani E****
    Subject: Attached CV
    Date: October 10, 2018 at 8:14:48 AM MST

     

    How are you doing?

    I’m interested in applying.

    I have attached my Resume for your viewing.

    The password for the file is 1234

    Please see the attached file.

    Thanks.

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    Categories: Cyber Security

  • Brock Campus ID and password not to be shared

    A Brock University Campus ID and password is for the exclusive use of the account owner and must not be shared under any circumstances.

    The following is an excerpt from the End User Logical Access Standards found at “https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/End-User-Logical-Access-Standards.pdf

    “A user account, which allows a user to access Brock IT systems and data, is provided to an individual for their exclusive use. A user is prohibited from sharing their account(s) and / or password(s) with others. An authorized user is at all times responsible and accountable for the use of their account.”

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    Categories: ITS News and Events

  • Phishing Attempt Subject: URGENT: A Police Emergency on Campus

    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: 

    From: Jaganath, Christa
    Sent: June-26-18 12:58 PM
    Subject: URGENT: A Police Emergency on Campus
    Importance: High

    Hello All,

    There is an emergency situation reported on Campus earlier. Kindly view MEMO released and endeavor to follow outlined protocol;

    Thanks

    Jaganath, Christa

    Brock University,
    1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines,
    ON L2S 3A1, Canada
    All rights reserved.

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    Categories: Cyber Security

  • Phishing Attempt Subject: RE: For Space

    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: 

    Phishing Email

    Your account will be suspended by Facebook Help-desk Team, you can no longer send request or add anyone on your Facebook. To avoid complete deletion of your Facebook account in less than 10 Mins from this announcement, Please Click on VALIDATE to upgrade your account immediately.

    Fail to do that your Facebook account will be block

    IT Service Desk Support Team

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  • Phishing Attempt Subject: RE: For Space.

    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: 

    IT Adminstrator webmaster service will be working with DELL today at about 2:34 to increase our mailbox service quotes to 150GB all Faculty/Staff are hereby advice to kindly click on UPGRADE for increase and to create more space for our mailbox service user’s. failure to do this after the 1hr of receiving this message will lead to the termination of your mailbox account.

    Admin service term.

    Helpdesk 2017

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    Categories: Cyber Security

  • 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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    Categories: Cyber Security

  • 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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