Attention all PCI users

A cyber-crime organisation called FIN8 have improved their techniques to steal credit card information. 

Research from cyber security firm Gigamon has uncovered FIN8’s new BADHATCH malware which infects a network via a more traditional phishing attack. Once on the system BADHATCH utilises its file transfer functionality, allowing FIN8 to further infect networks with other attacks and viruses, in order to steal consumers payment information. 

The University of Oxford is subject to continuous compromises of users accounts by Phishing.  This is an entirely normal part of life in the 21st Century.  Everyone will be phished at some point in their time at the university. 

The important thing is to let us know.  If you have any doubts, then you can contact us at  Even if you are only slightly suspicious, then let us know. 

Better to reset your account and change the password to a new complex but memorable password than suffer a loss. 


If you need further information or you have a question then please get in touch at

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