IT Services Alerts - Fraudulent email with from Cormac Byrne with subject 'Login Details for account: Trinity College'

First posted:  Wednesday, 11th September 2013, 12pm

A large volume of fraudulent emails messages are in circulation coming from cormac.byrne@kantarmedia.com. 

Please ignore these emails should you receive them as they are fraudulent and are 'phishing' attempts. Never respond to an email message that requests your username and password and these emails should be deleted. If you have replied to this type of email or clicked on the links contained in the email message you must change your College password immediately and also please report to the IS Services Helpdesk, in person or by telephone, at the earliest opportunity when we re-open on Monday.

If you would like to know more about phishing attempts please see our overview of phishing.

Please see below for the content of this phishing message.

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From: Cormac Byrne [mailto:Cormac.Byrne@kantarmedia.com]
Sent: 10 September 2013 15:23
To: Joe Bloggs
Subject: Login Details for account: Trinity College


MediaOne Password Request

You have submitted a request for your password. These are the details of your account.


Username: JBLOGGS@tcd.ie

Password: 2D53C9AD


Click here to go to your portal website.

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