Increased number of Phishing mail, be vigilant.

We are once again seeing an increase in the number of phishing emails and are calling for increased attention.

In the event of the slightest uncertainty, make it a habit to review the sender's e-mail address and forward suspicious e-mail to it-support@lnu.se for inspection, blocking and possibly abuse report.

Also, be sure to lock your computer as soon as you leave it.

About Phishing:

Phishing, a so-called phishing mail, is a method used to trick people into giving away important and personal information, often account information.

Phishing often tries to get you to click on a link to a web page where you have to enter your username and password. The webpage may look like an Lnu page, but it is not. It is also common to call for urgency and with the threat that the email account will be deactivated.

Periodically, many phishing emails come to us on Lnu and it happens all too often that someone clicks on links in these emails and enters their account information. The email often states that it is we in the IT department who in some form need access to your information, for example that you need to activate your account or to get more space on your storage. It is also often mentioned that there is a threat of problems if you do not do this urgently.

Think of:

Entering your password (= logging in) on a web page is also giving away your password.
The IT department will NEVER ask for your password!
The IT department will NEVER ask you to click on a link to verify your account or email account!
The IT department will NEVER threaten that the account will be blocked if you do not click on the link and enter your password or log in!
If you have clicked on a link in a phishing email and entered your username and password, you will need to change your password as soon as possible. Otherwise, at best, your account will be used to send spam and your inbox will be filled with "Delivery failure" email. In the worst case, your account information can be used to access all your data on your P: and the parts of S: that you have access to.

You can change your password either on the website https://account.lnu.se/ or on a Lnu computer.
Account FAQ: https://serviceportalen.lnu.se/sv-se/category/705048

Some examples of common texts in phishing emails:

"The size of your mailbox has exceeded the maximum limit and your mail will be blocked if you do not click here ..."

"Due to security updates, you must log in to your Webmail so that it is not blocked, click here ..."

"An outsider has tried to access your account and you now have limited access to your Webmail. To reactivate, click here ..."

"Are you available?"

-If you have questions, you are welcome to contact the It office. it-support@lnu.se