Security Advisory: Phishing Email


TIME OF OCCURRENCE:
Wednesday May 6, 2020

MORE INFO:
A Phishing email has been circulating throughout Acadia. It appears to be a reply to an Acadia-FYI or an Acadia email, but from an external sender (alison@novanectar.ca), and contains a malicious attachment. It appears as:

“Good morning,
Please familiarize yourself with the attached file. Reply here if you have any questions.
ATTACHMENT DOWNLOAD
Thank you”

ACTION:

  1. Delete the email.
  2. If you received the email and clicked on the attachment, please contact the Service Desk immediately using the Report a Cybersecurity or Privacy Event HUB Request: https://hub.acadiau.ca/TDClient/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=188.  You will be asked to leave a call back number.
  3. Steps you can take to protect yourself:
  • Practice Safe Password Hygiene:
    • Use strong passwords
    • Use the mantra - Unique Account; Unique Password
    • Use a password manager. See the following HUB article for information on the best Password Manager for you: https://hub.acadiau.ca/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=864
    • Use separate emails and accounts for your home and work life.
    • Keep a clean up-to-date device.
  • Use the Phish Alert Button (or forward to phishalert@acadiau.ca) to report phishing emails.
  • Take the 2020 Cybersecurity Awareness training available to you at KnowBe4.com

SUPPORT:

All maintenance and Service Advisories are posted in several locations:  Twitter or Facebook or the TS website.

All proposed changes are reviewed by a Change Advisory Board and, where possible, scheduled between 5-7:30 am (Atlantic Time). Once approved, they are placed on a  Maintenance Calendar.  

Using the HUB continues to be the best way to receive support and answers to your questions. Thank you for your patience as our support protocols shift.  

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CONTACT:
Acadia Technology Services
http://ts.acadiau.ca
hub.acadiau.ca


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