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Beware: Large Scale Phishing Campaign for The Start of the Semester

And so for the start of the semester, there’s a large spear phishing campaign going on just now over academia at the present time. It happened at my own institution around 7pm yesterday, and where there were emails such as:

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If you receive one, you should NOT click on it. The subject looks valid, and it’s just a copy from a person’s email list. The link leads to a strange ICU domain:


It then adds parameters of:


Which looks to be some form of tracking. The domain has now been blocked, but users should worry if they receive the email.

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. EU Citizen. Auld Reekie native. Old World Breaker. New World Creator.

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