You may be aware that there has reportedly been a breach of personal student data from another UK university in a recent cyber-attack. It is possible that staff accounts with access to student systems at that university were compromised to access the data.
There is no evidence that University of Bath systems, accounts or data have been affected. However, Computing Services is introducing additional checks and measures to protect staff, students and applicants.
The Head of UG Admissions has contacted all applicants to Bath who had also applied to the university which was the subject of this cyber-attack to provide reassurance and advice.
Please remain vigilant and be alert to any emails asking for sensitive information or asking you to log in to unfamiliar sites.
Computing Services has produced this guide on phishing emails which provides full information on what to look out for and what to do if you are concerned about an e-mail.
If you receive a suspicious email, please use the ‘report message function’ and select ‘phishing’. In the desktop version of Outlook, this on the right hand side of the top bar. This will flag the email to our IT Security Team and Microsoft for analysis and further action. The email will also be removed from your inbox keeping you safe and secure.