The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (A division of Public Safety Canada) has sent us the following warning:
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert addressing a spear phishing scam targeting university employees and their payroll accounts. Scam operators use fraudulent emails and websites to entice employees to reveal login credentials.
If you believe that you have been victimized by this scam, we recommend filing a report with your local law enforcement agency and change all your Nipissing passphrases. UTS will never send you unsolicited emails asking for confidential information, such as your password or account details. We will never ask you to validate or restore your account access through email or pop-up windows.
If you have entered personal information after clicking on a link or suspect fraudulent behaviour, please call the Help Desk immediately at 4342.