Email scam alert - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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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.