Email scam with subject line: “library account”

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Published on: 26 November 2014

It has come to our attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting University of Sydney students.

Some University members have received an email that appears to be coming from the Library library@sydney.edu.au with the subject line: “library account”. The email informs users that their accounts have expired and provides a link to reactivate their accounts.

The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney. Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

ICT have been notified about the email scam. However, if a student has already entered their UniKey details on that page contact ICT as soon as possible to report a possible compromise, and change your UniKey password.

 

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Email scam targeting University of Sydney students

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Published on: 9 April 2014

It came to the Library’s attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting University of Sydney students.

Some of the University students have received an email that appears to be coming from library@usyd.edu.au with the subject line: Reactivate Your UniKey.

The email asks people to click on a link to activate their UniKey; this link directs them to a bogus webpage that looks similar to a University UniKey login web page.

If a student inputs their UniKey details on that page their account credentials will be compromised.

The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney in any way.

Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

If people have entered their information on the web page, they should contact ICT as soon as possible and report a possible compromise and change their UniKey password.

 

Email scam targeting Library clients

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Published on: 27 November 2013

It came to the Library’s attention that there is a fraudulent email scam targeting Library clients.

Some of our clients received an email that appears to be coming from the University of Sydney Librarian “Anne Bell” or Web Services Manager  “Gaith Bader”.

The email asks people to click on a link which redirects them to a bogus webpage that looks similar to the Library’s “Login to Library eResources” web page.

If a client inputs their UniKey details on that page their account credentials will be compromised.

The email and web page are not affiliated with the University of Sydney Library in any way.

Anyone who receives the email should delete it immediately.

If people have entered their information on the web page, they should contact ICT as soon as possible and report a possible compromise and change their UniKey password.

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