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SLU hit by phishing attack

Published: 17 June 2020

Last week SLU was subjected to yet another phishing attempt. That is, an attempt to acquire computer accounts or information using an email that may even look like it is sent from a colleague. Fortunately, we were not so badly affected and countermeasures have been put into place.

However, this will not be the last time we see these attempts, thus it is of utmost importance that you treat mail including links or attachments as potentially dangerous.

If you find yourself in a situation where you have been sent an email with a suspicious link or attachment – give the sender of the email a call or send them a quick text to ask them if the email is legitimate. That extra minute might save you and the IT department hours or days of work – not to mention the potential danger of lost data!

We also recommend that you take five minutes of your time to freshen up on your knowledge by taking a nano-training  covering the topic of phishing.

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