Security Advisory: Phishing Attempt on Campus


There are reports of a phishing email sent to members of the campus community. This particular phishing scam is using Acadia-FYI posts.

The emails are replies to users who have recently posted to Acadia-FYI.  The original message is included with the addition of a request to click a link/open a document.

From: an external sender
Subject: Re: the subject line of the original email
Message: A variation of please inspect your docs in one file available at the link below. The file/URL may also be a zip file.
Footer: An added “virus free, AVAST”

ACTION:

  1. If you have responded to the request by replying to the email or clicking on the link, please
    1. Reset your Acadia password, and
    2. Report it directly to TS (https://hub.acadiau.ca/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=188) or call the Service Desk at 902-585-4357.
  2. If you see a similar message in your email quarantine, please do not release it.

CONTACT:
Acadia Technology Services
http://ts.acadiau.ca
Live Chat | 902-585-4357
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