Starting last week, the UvA and AUAS have been bombarded with phishing emails. The phishing attacks seem designed to send huge amounts of spam from the hijacked accounts. Be alert: do not click on links in these phishing emails and delete the messages from your inbox.
How can I recognise these emails?
The emails appear to have been sent from the UvA or AUAS and claim that there is something wrong with your mailbox. These are the emails:
What if you clicked on a link?
If you clicked on a link and entered your account details on the page:
Which steps are being taken at the UvA?
We cannot be entirely sure that the phishing attack is now over and therefore we ask that you stay alert and forward any suspicious emails to ICT Services via firstname.lastname@example.org.