UCL staff are warned to stay alert as malicious emails are on the increase
26 August 2015
UCL Information Services Division is asking staff to be cautious when reviewing emails as a result of an increase in malicious emails.
A number of UCL departments have been disconnected from their shared drives for up to a week as a result of a staff member opening an infected email attachment. They also lost a few files permanently.
an email looks at all suspicious, do not click on links in it, and do not open
its attachments. Anti-virus will not protect your computer against new viruses. If in
doubt, please contact your IT support. You can also report malicious email to
For more information
and advice you can undertake the UCL Information Security Awareness course on Moodle.
Chris Moos, ISD Website and Communications Team Leader, UCL Information Services Division