Phishing Scams Hit University
The U of G community has recently been the victim of a series of phishing scams in which an individual posing as Computing and Communications Services (CCS) support has requested e-mail user IDs and passwords.
As a result, a number of U of G e-mail accounts have been compromised and a large volume of spam has been sent from these accounts, says Jim Lennie, associate director of CCS.
Lennie says CCS would never ask members of the University to provide their user ID and password by e-mail.
If you have given out your user ID and password or think your security may have been compromised, you should change your password online at www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/apps/password/change and contact the CCS Help Centre at email@example.com, he says.
Several commercial e-mail providers, including Hotmail, have temporarily blocked e-mail originating from uoguelph.ca accounts because of the high volume of spam coming from these compromised accounts, says Lennie. CCS is working with these providers to restore service.