Cyber security alert: Phishing campaigns targeting students
McMaster’s Information Security Services team is advising students, staff and faculty to be aware of current online phishing scams.
Recent examples of phishing campaigns at other higher education organizations include internship and university newsletter impersonations.
Messages have also been addressed as “Dear Student” with mentions of coronavirus news and job opportunities, or contain news of an Office 365 migration and ask for the user’s name and login credentials.
If you’d like to increase your cyber security awareness, there are a number of McMaster IT Security resources available, including:
- IT security tips for students
- Cyber security tips for remote working
- IT security resources
- Recognizing voicemail to email scams
If you receive a suspicious message, under no circumstances should you reply to these messages or click on any links. If you have done so, please change your password immediately and contact UTS Client Services.