Information Security

Phishing Attempts with Bogus Dropbox Link

Please be aware of a malicious email campaign currently targeting our email accounts today.

The purpose of the message is to induce you into handing over your personal information (e.g. date of birth, address or bank details)

The message looks like this:

This email is a scam – If you click on the link, you will be taken to harvesthotlineaustralia.com not Dropbox! To check url, hover over […]

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    Recent Scam Emails: Becoming a Mystery Shopper or Applying for Large Loans

Recent Scam Emails: Becoming a Mystery Shopper or Applying for Large Loans

Recently we’ve seen a lot of students targeted with emails about:

becoming a mystery shopper
applying for large loans

These emails are scams, designed to lure you into giving away your personal details, including bank account details, address and date of birth.

Please do not respond to these messages or click on any links. If you receive something like this in […]

Be aware of phishing attempts at LSE

Since the start of Michaelmas term, there’s been an increased amount of phishing emails that have been sent to LSE accounts.

If you are sent a suspicious email, do not respond to it. Responding to a phishing email can result in the sender getting access to your passwords, bank details and other confidential personal data.

Report any suspicious emails to imt.infosec@lse.ac.uk […]

Everything you need to know about ransomware

Today we’re bringing you our guide on ransomware, covering everything from recent high-profile attacks, to how ransomware works and how you can protect your devices.

Warning: Petya virus ransomware attack

A new wave of ransomware is spreading globally, with many firms hit by the cyber-attack. This is similar in nature to the WannaCry attacks experienced by the NHS and other organisations last month.

The route of attack is currently unclear, however it’s suspected that delivery is via an email with zip or PDF files attached.

IMT would like to stress once again:

Please ensure you have applied all […]

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    Resisting the lure: How to protect against phishing attempts

Resisting the lure: How to protect against phishing attempts

Have you ever been sent a phishing email? And more importantly, do you know what to look out for?

Spoof email alert: LSE staff email accounts targeted

IMT have recently been made aware of a spoof email that’s been sent to several LSE email accounts. The email invites recipients to download an invoice from a malicious link. Some of these emails claim to be from senior members of LSE or other Universities, and others from the UK government.

Warning: Phishing Email

Please be aware that we have received notification of a phishing email that is masquerading as being sent from the It.Servicedesk email address. The email contains the following text:

Dear Staff & Students,

Service authentication is currently on-going.
We are presently carrying out member verification service to eradicate un-used accounts.
We advice you verify your LSE User name to avoid deactivation.

IMT […]

Spam Emails | Be Careful of Attachments

LSE staff and students are regularly the target of spam and phishing emails.

Recently IMT has received reports about spam emails containing malicious word or excel attachments. These emails are carefully crafted in order to dupe you into opening the attachment, for example by pretending to come from a government authority, a delivery company or even from a spoofed LSE […]

Beware of CV scams!

It is possible for scammers to use your CV to steal your identity.

On CVs, there is typically a lot of information and personal details. Always be careful of uploading your CVs to sites, or sending it to someone who you don’t know. Make sure you only share your CV with a reputable company, or someone you trust.

Don’t include details […]