There is a significant phishing campaign at the moment targeting Queen Mary staff and students, requesting that vouchers are purchased.
There is a significant phishing campaign at the moment targeting Queen Mary staff and students, requesting that vouchers are purchased. This campaign uses emails claiming to be from a senior member of Queen Mary staff.
It is important that everyone can recognise a phishing attack. Please watch out for the following signs:
- Messages that do not come from a Queen Mary email address, these emails should be flagged especially if they claim to be a senior colleague.
- Messages that have a tone of urgency and are trying to get you to do something in a rush because the sender may be “busy" or "need help".
- Messages that try to get you to do something outside normal processes and procedures.
- Messages that simply don't match the way the person who claims to be a senior colleague normally talks to you.
- Messages that ask you to buy vouchers or make any other purchases.
If you suspect a phishing attack, please report it via email@example.com.
More information could be found on ITS website: Phishing Emails - IT Services (qmul.ac.uk)
A Cyber Security Awareness module is available using the link: https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk/services/service-catalogue-items/items/metacompliance---cyber-security--gdpr-training-1.html