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Phishing emails

Don't get caught by the latest phishing scam

IT have introduced the PhishMe icon to Outlook to enable easier reporting of Phishing emails

Phishing is one of the greatest IT threats facing the University today.

Phishing is the fraudulent process of attempting to trick student or staff members into revealing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and bank or credit card details by criminals masquerading as a trustworthy person or organisation. Phishing attacks are most often launched by email.

Over 90% of targeted cyber-attacks start with phishing emails.

Information Technology often receives reports of suspected phishing emails from concerned students and staff. To make this easier to report, IT will be introducing a new Phishing button in Outlook and Outlook Web access.

If an email is asking for your login, financial details or contains a link to a webpage and you have concerns, just click the Phish icon.

This will:

  • Move the email to your deleted items folder
  • Gather technical information about the email
  • Notify one of the IT experts to inspect the email
  • Let you know IT have received the report

If IT confirms that the email is fraudulent, steps will be taken to minimise the amount of similar emails arriving at City.

If you have already entered your login or financial details in to a website you have had concerns about please contact the IT Service Desk immediately on x8181.