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Must Read – MRU impersonators are spoofing real email addresses 07/03/19

The newest round of MRU impersonators are upping their game. The are now  spoofing legitimate email addresses. To do this, they accessed the source code of the email and changed its header information.  As a result, the displayed sender email address and sender’s name match and are correct. However, any replies to the email are sent to a different email address all together. Take a look.

 

 

Not only did they spoof the email address, but they also included the employees’ email signature. This makes it very hard to determine if the email is legitimate or not.

How do you protect yourself against this type of cyberattack? Easy,  do what your colleagues  did. Call the person who sent the unexpected email to verify that they actually sent it. By making that call, you not only protect yourself but also the person being impersonated.  Without it they have no way of knowing their email account may have been compromised.

To all of you who forwarded the email to abuse@mtroyal.ca, thank you!!  You are superheros! Don’t miss your chance to be a superhero, forward malicious emails to abuse@mtroyal.ca.

 

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