Phish Alert - IT Help Desk

Threat Level: Medium
Threat Type: Phishing
Advisory Date: 07/13/2023


Emails claiming to be from IT Service Desk have been recieved by some uregina students and faculty.

The first message reads as:

Welcome to the new outlook web app for Staff
Migrate to The new Outlook Web app for Staff is the new home for
online self-service and information, Failure to do this within the next
24 hours of receiving this notice we will immediately render your
Outlook Web App account deactivated from our database and you cannot
hold us responsible since you fail to adhere to our request.
Click On


and login to:
 · Access the new staff directory
 · Access your pay slips and P60s
 · Update your ID photo
 · E-mail and Calendar Flexibility
 · Connect mobile number to e-mail for Voicemail
 Everyone is advise to migrate immediately.
 Important notice: All staffs are expected to migrate within 24 hours
to avoid delay oncerely.
Admin Team. mail delivery.

A second message was reported also from the IT help desk:

We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your email account from an unknown location, someone has used your email Web login mail access illegally and we are taken a proper action to suspend your Web login access till further notice.
If you are not aware of this action kindly complete the updating process to secure and keep your email active.
Failure to do so immediately will lead to the disable of your email account from our data base portal.
Kindly be warned and act fast to this notification by clicking on the admin link below for verification-update.
Click====> <PHISHING LINK>
If unable to click the link above, you are advised to copy and paste it in a new browser.
IT Support Team.
(c) 2018 admin Help-Desk Office.


Directly affected students, faculties and department distribution groups have been directly alerted.


If you received this message, please delete it immediately.

If you inadvertently clicked a link and entered your credentials on the website, please change your password.

  • Go to the Information Services homepage at
  • Click on "Change Password" in the Quicklinks on the right sidebar
  • Follow the instructions on the form to complete a self service password change


More phishing related information such as "How can I tell if the message is real?"  and "What should I do if I suspect email phisihing?" can be found at the Phishing Infomormation resources page.

If your receive a message that you are unable to determine the legitimatacy of, please contact the IT Support Centre:

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons