Dear Staff/Student

As we were looking forward to the weekend, phishers were looking forward to phishing. This phishing email has the usual telltale signs:

  1. External sender, why would an external sender be involved in updating UVic’s privacy policy.
  2. The UVic mark in the email is just to trick the recipient’s into believing that it is coming internally from UVic.
  3. Threatening in a polite way, if you do not update you would face login interruptions.
  4. No salutation or signature.

Don’t be in a hurry to click on links or taking actions suggested by the phisher. Always take a moment to think and look for phishing signs. If in doubt, you can always confirm with help desk or your DSS support.