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Phish Alert - 'Campus Security Alert! for Username@uregina.ca'

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

Description

There is currently an email message circulating that has been received by many users with the subject  'Campus Security Alert! for Username@uregina.ca' and it appears to be from "0999@uregina.ca" or "099000@support.com".

The message appears to be sent by:

"Janet King, Campus security police. University of Regina
Department Name, Contact Person
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK S4S 0A2"

This person and the message is fictious.

The message claims that "There's a police situation on campus, we encourage everyone to read and follow protocol" and provides a link to click.  Do not follow this link.

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, or clicking on a link which may create malware risk.

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 any University of Regina source.

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