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Compromised student account used for phishing

Just because mail seems to come from a university address, doesn’t mean to say that it is legitimate.

The latest phishing scam making its rounds at the university is being sent from a compromised student account. The subject line is all in capital letters and is meant to frighten you into clicking on a link and filling in your details. This is probably how the student account that is now sending it was originally compromised.

This is a typical phishing scam. Do not respond or click on any of the links. Many thanks to all the observant students who picked it up and pointed it out to us.

Below is an example of the mail (with the dangerous bits removed)


 

From: Compromised, Student account <12345678@sun.ac.za>
Sent: Monday, 17 April 2017 12:19 PM
To: fake@email.address
Subject: YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED

 

Certify Your email HERE


[ARTICLE BY DAVID WILES]

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