Iranian hackers are sending out phishing emails that appear to come from within a targeted university. The emails contain a link and urge the recipient to sign in to an internal resource, the favorite being the library system. The link is to a fake login page that records login credentials.
The hackers appear to be trying to steal research data. The campaign is world wide with over 16 universities targeted and over 300 fake websites created. Canadian universities are among the targets.
If you receive an email asking you to login to one of our internal resources, do not click on any links in the email. Instead, access that resource using a bookmark or a link on www.mtroyal.ca. You can also contact the department in charge of that resource and ask them if they sent out an email. Pay special attention to emails asking you to login to the library system.
If you are unsure of the legitimacy of any email, you can forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and IT Services will be happy to investigate for you.