Email scam alert
10 Aug 2021
Sophisticated scammers are increasing their attempts to gain access to Australian university networks.
We need your help!
You may receive a particularly convincing USC branded phishing email that asks you to reset your password by clicking on a link, which takes you to a website that's the spitting image of a genuine USC website. Don't fall for it. IT will never ask for your password or ask you to click on a link to do the same.
You may receive an email from a colleague or friend asking you to click a link to view or download a document. If you're not expecting that exact document, be wary and contact the person to make sure they really sent it.
If you're in any doubt, it's better to treat a message as suspect rather than risking handing your credentials over to a scammer. Instead contact the Student IT Helpdesk and we'll check that it's safe.
Thank you in advance for your vigilance: you are our last and best line of defence to keep our information and systems safe.