Did you open the attachment in the spam email?
Did you open the attachment in the scam email and submitted your username and password? Change your password immediately!
Yesterday a lot of employees at NHH received an email with a PDF attachement.
Compromised user credentials for a user account made it possible for someone outside of NHH to send this email.
- The attachement itself had the same technical properties as an ordinary attachment.
- However, the attachment contained a link to an external website with a login service for harvesting user credentials.
Everyone who opened the attachment and followed the link and submitted username and password, got their password compromised.
- You must change your password.
Has your user credentials from NHH been used for external services or do you use the same password elsewhere?
- As a general security precaution you must change your password.
Your new password should be different from password you use for other purposes.
For a password you should rather use a sentence you remember instead of some incomprehensible combination of characters and numbers you will forget.
When you receive emails or messages urging you to open attachments or following links; stop - think - then click.
They are not necessarily what they claim to be.
change your password
CTRL, ALT, DEL and then 'Change password'.
- Must be at least 12 characters long
- Must contain at least one lower case and one upper case alphabetic character
- Must contain either a number or a special character (! # & etc.)