September 07, 2018
Several UK employees have received false emails notifying the customer that they have recently made a request to terminate their Office365 email. The email includes a link, and if clicked, it may download malware to your machine. Malware includes viruses with malicious intent.
We ask that you share this warning and remind colleagues not to provide information or click on links or attachments in emails that are unexpected and from unfamiliar people.
Some types of phishing emails ask you to click on a link to open a web page for “validating” your information. These links can be disguised to appear to be sent from a uky.edu domain website, but they actually open a site from a non-UK-affiliated website. Clicking on these links may inflict a “drive-by” infection on your computer, causing your personal information to be compromised and requiring a rebuild of your computer.
What to do if you have replied to a phishing email:
How to detect a potential scam:
If you are in doubt about the validity of an email message, please send it as an attachment to IsThisEmailSafe@uky.edu.