[Faccus] Security warning: Validate Your Webmail

Natasha Jennings njennings at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 24 08:47:13 EST 2016

Please circulate this message with your colleagues

New phishing attempt to be aware of: Email from 'helpdesk @ uwaterloo.ca' with subject, Uwaterloo Webmail VERIFICATION SERVICES

Reminder: Be cautious of any suspicious email you receive. Under no circumstances should you open or extract unexpected zip files, run any files contained within the attachment, or click on links within the email. Doing so allows the malware access to your machine, which will render it unavailable until fixed. This process can take 1-2 business days.

What should you do if you receive such an email?

1.      Do not open any attachments or click on included links.

2.      Please forward the email to soc at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:soc at uwaterloo.ca> and include email headers (information available at https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/full-email-headers).

3.      Delete the original message.

Questions or concerns? Contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext. 44357.

Recipients of this message: isthd, ist-staff, faccus, admin-support

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