Information Security


June 2016

Email Scam Targeting Finance Department Staff

OxCERT have received reports of convincing financial fraud emails, the scam emails try to impersonate University staff in order to encourage finance officers to make bank transfers payments.

An example of the email can be seen below:


I need you to initiate a payment £2,300 now, get back to me if you are available so i can forward you the beneficiary details. 



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New Phishing Attack

We've become aware of a new batch of phishing e-mails targeting the University:

Subject: New Message

To all Oxford Faculty, Staff & Students:

You have some new update in your email security

Best Regards,
IT Services, University of Oxford,
13 Banbury Road, OXFORD, OX2 6NN

Whilst the e-mail is quite simplistic, the phishing page itself is convincing and may have caught some people unaware.

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