Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

ITS Notification Item

Title:Phishing Attempt – Mail Server Upgrade - Important Notification
Description:A phishing attempt is circulating Queenâs announcing a Mail Server Upgrade with a link that asks you to login to your mail account.

Please be aware that emails of this nature are not legitimate messages from Queenâs University. Messages such as the one listed below are hoaxes that are attempting to gather personal information from the reader.

If you receive one of these messages, please delete it. If you clicked on the link and entered your password, please change your password immediately.

--- Beginning of Phishing Message ---
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:33 PM
Subject: Important Notification

Mail Server Upgrade.

Dear Queen's University account user. Please note, that we want to improve our MAIL services in 72Hours, and your account must be updated.
To upgrade your account, you need to log in to your account again
Click below to upgrade your account.

Upgrade Account

Failure to upgrade your account may cause the loss of important
information and limited access to it.

Thank you for using Queen's University mail server.
--- End of Phishing Message ---


Please remember that no legitimate authority at Queen's will ever ask you to share your NetID password and that it is a violation of the Queen's Computer User Code of Ethics to tell anyone your NetID password.
Publish Date:May 12, 2014, 3:35 pm
Contact:IT Support Centre