Travel booking portal hit by fraud
Linköping University’s new travel booking portal, hosted by BCD Travel AB, has been temporarily closed following instances of online fraud. The fraudsters used phishing to get LiU staff to submit their username and password, which were then used to purchase travel services.
The portal has been closed to investigate what took place, and to ensure that further problems do not arise.
”We expect to reopen it after the holidays. Until we do, university staff can book travel by email and phone”, says Catarina Wireklint, Head, Procurement Office.
Yesterday the university sent an email to all staff and students, warning of the phishing attempts. The fraud has been reported to the police.
Last updated: 2014-12-19