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Subject: Information Technology Services (ITS) HR Phishing Email

This message is sent on behalf of Information Technology Services (ITS) Security.

What is this about?

Please be advised that there is currently a email phishing campaign asking for Payroll Information for UOIT.

hr payroll spam

Phishing is the process of stealing someone’s personal information for illegal or malicious purposes.

What do I need to do?

Be aware of the following when reading an unidentified email:

  • Poor grammar and spelling
  • Links within the email
  • Threats
  • Spoofing of legitimate websites

How to avoid phishing …

  • If you receive an email with an attachment from an unknown/untrusted source, DO NOT save or open the attachment.
  • Delete the email from your inbox.
  • Empty your email trash bin regularly.
  • If the attachment is clicked and it is asking to enable Macros, say no and close the attachment and delete the email.
  • If there is a password within the body of the email that is to be used to open or decrypt the attachment, delete the email from your inbox.
  • DO NOT forward the email to anyone else.
  • Be careful before you click on any links. It is possible to check the embedded link information to make sure it looks like it is going where it says it will go.

For further information for computer security issues please visit itsc.uoit.ca/services/it-security

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 905-721-3333, or servicedesk@dc-uoit.ca

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