University of Waterloo being targeted by spear phishing attempt

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What is happening?

Members of the University are being targeted by a spear phishing attempt. The email is sent from a seemingly valid UW email address, box@uwaterloo.ca, and contains an invitation to work on “FY20 Audit- PBC files” via software named Box. This is not a legitimate invitation nor is it associated with the University or Finance, and has been confirmed as a phishing attempt.

What do I do if I receive(d) this email?

Questions or concerns?

Contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

Learn more about spear phishing and cyber security best practices.

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