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Report suspicious emails to the IT Helpdesk – virus warning

Thursday 12 November 2015

IT Services has recently received a warning from an inter-university group that there is a campaign of spam emails with Office file attachments, which users are tricked into opening. The files then contain macros which, if executed, result in the download of the ‘Dridex’ family of banking malware. This malware is a specialised form of computer virus, tailored specifically to Windows-based PCs and designed to quietly harvest user credentials and financial information.
Please be especially careful about opening attachments with documents or spreadsheets claiming to be invoices or bills that need to be paid.

If you have any concerns or doubts about an email you have received, please contact IT Services on 020 7882 8888.
If you would like to read more about the ‘Dridex’ malware, visit: blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/oxcert/2015/11/09/major-dridex-banking-malware-outbreak/

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