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Phish Alert - 'University of Regina'

Threat Level: Medium
Threat Type: Phishing
Advisory Date: 07/04/2019

Description

There is currently an email message circulating that has been received by many users with the subject "University of Regina" and it appears to be from user with name "University of Regina." The message claims that we just upgraded to a new version of desktop software and ask that you click on a link to confirm that your account is "upgraded".

The sender appears as: "hitachiloan@gmail.com"

The email will appear similar to:

"Hi

Security Update- University of Regina! periodically releases updates for the uregina-ca Desktop software to ensure you continue having the best online experience possible. Update uregina-ca.

Click here to Verify http://ww-webmail-login.sitey.me/

To continue having the best online experience possible, Update uregina-ca!."

This message is not legitimate.  Do not click on this link or enter credentials.

This sender is not a valid University of Regina contact, and the link is not a University hosted system.

Impact

Phishing is an online fraud technique used by criminals to entice you to disclose personal information. It is the fastest rising online crime method used for stealing personal financial information and perpetrating identity theft. 

Phishers use many different tactics to lure you, including email and web sites that resemble well-known, trusted institutions. A common phishing practice involves spamming recipients with a fake message under the name of a trusted institution. The purpose of this fake message is to trick you into providing personal information, such as user name and password.

People who respond to phishing e-mails, and input the requested financial or personal information into e-mails, websites, or pop-up windows put themselves and their institutions at risk.

Resolution

If you received this message, please delete it immediately if you have not already done so. This message did NOT come from Information Services. We will never require you to update or validate your account.

If you inadvertently clicked a link and entered your credentials, please change your password right away to something you have not used recently:

Go to the Information Services homepage at http://www.uregina.ca/is and click "Change Password" in the Quicklinks on the right side

Resources

See the Phishing Resources page.

Please contact the IT Support Centre if you require assistance:
Phone 306-585-4685
Email IT.Support@uregina.ca
Webform http://www.uregina.ca/is/forms/ticket.html

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons