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The "Utoronto New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal Migration" Phishing Scam

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The "Utoronto New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal Migration" Phishing Scam

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The fake University of Toronto (Utoronto) support team email is a phishing scam. The fake email, which claims the recipients to need to migrate to the new 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web portal, is being sent by cybercriminals. Therefore, recipients of the same email are asked not to click the link or follow the instructions in it.

The "Utoronto New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal Migration" Phishing Scam

From: Jiaying Li <ginajiaying.li@mail.utoronto.ca>

Subject: HelpDesk

Date: October 6, 2018 at 18:43:48 EDT

All Staffs and Students are expected to migrate to the New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web portal to access the below, click here to migrate:

Access the new staff directory

Access your pay slips and P60s

Update your ID photo

E-mail and Calendar Flexibility

Connect mobile number to e-mail for voicemail

Important notice: All staffs and students are expected to migrate within 24 hours to avoid delay on mail delivery.

On behalf of IT Support. This is a group email account and its been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because its very compulsory.

Sincerely,

UTORONTO-Support Team.

©2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The link in the email goes to this fake Utoronto website: utoronthelp.com. And, staff members and students should always go directly to https://weblogin.utoronto.ca/ to access their webmail, instead of clicking on a link in an email. Also, after signing in, they will be notified of important updates or changes.

University of Toronto's students or staff members who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact Utoronto's I.T support team for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "Utoronto New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal Migration" Phishing Scam