IT Services Alerts - Phishing email with subject 'Academic Year 15/16', September 30th

First Posted: Wednesday, 30th September 2015, 11.50am

IT Services has received reports of a phishing message in circulation, as shown below.  Please ignore this email should you receive it as it is fraudulent and is a 'phishing' attempt.  The email should be deleted.  If you have replied to this email or clicked on the link contained in the email body please report to the IT Service Desk at the earliest opportunity. An overview of the email content is provided below.  If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

IT Services

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Subject: Academic Year 15/16

Body:

IMPORTANT!

Dear Customer,

Due to incomplete student information update provided to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Most Accounts have been suspended due to inaccuracy, and we strictly advice every student to update their information.

 *   To Update your details with us, click the link provided below and fill in your information securely.
 *   Please do not click on any link attached in emails such as http:// OR www. as we would not ask you to do so
 *   The information from the Student Loans Company Ltd contained in this e-mail is private and privileged. If you have received this e-mail in error be advised that any use is strictly prohibited.
 *   Update your student finance login security details securely

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

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