Recent Official Emails Sent By WTS
- May 22, 2020
Subject: Warning About Messages Related to Western COVID-19 Response
This is an official email from Western Technology Services and can be verified at: https://wts.uwo.ca/official_emails/.
This morning we saw a large number of spam/phishing messages come into Western’s email system claiming to be a secure link to "Western's Response to COVID-19".
Please be aware that this message is actually a malicious email and contains a link designed to trick you into providing your Western username and password.
When you see a suspicious message, please forward to email@example.com to validate if it is real.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided significant opportunities for criminals and other threat actors to target organizations and institutions through these types of attempts. Over the past number of months, these threats have increased.
Please continue to be aware of emails that contain suspicious messages that appear to be from Western Leaders or emails like this morning’s which invite you to login to an external website.
Example of the malicious message:
Planning for the fall term, phased return to campus updates
May 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Dear Members of the Western Community,
Kindly read more
Western Technology Services
Don't Get Phished!
Verify the authenticity of any email by checking the Official Account Related Emails Sent from WTS. If you do not see the email listed there, do not respond to it before verifying with WTS that it is a legitimate email.
You can make sure that you are visiting the real page posted by Western WTS (and not a well-crafted forgery) by hovering over the link and verifying that the site starts with https://wts.uwo.ca .
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