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Ongoing phishing campaign

There is currently a phishing campaign where many are recieving e-mails where the person says they are someone else than they are. Therefore be extra vigilant regarding the e-mails you receive. An example of how to recognise these e-mails are that the sender name and e-mailaddress does not match.

An example of such an e-mail can look like this:


From: Name Surname <professorsomeoneelse@gmail.com>
Sent: den 29 januari 2020 15:45
To: You
Header: Are you available?

I need a favor kindly email me back as soon as possible


Name Surname

Head of Department

Sent from my iPhone



You can block a sender through Sunet’s mail filter.

Another example

Steven Murdoch, Research Fellow at University College London, received a similar phishing e-mail where you can see example of and what the fraudsters were after. 

Link to Twitter thread.

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Learn more about phishing and attempted fraud on our pages about IT security.



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Last updated: 2020-05-04