Phishing message with the signature "IT HelpDesk"

You possible got a message with the University's logo and the signature "IT HelpDesk". IT Administration Services, its customer services or information processing systems have not sent a message. It is a question of a phishing message.

Do not click the link ”Validate Email Account” in the message.

  • If you already have clicked the link which leads to the phishing page and have given your user account and password on the page, change your password immediately here: 
  • Instruction for the password changing: Report the incident to IT Helpdesk.
  • If you have not clicked the link in the phishing message, your account is not compromised. However, you can change your password using the link above whenever so desired.

The text in the phishing message:

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Dear ….,

This is to notify all Staff and Students of the University of Oulu thatweare validating active accounts.

Kindly confirm that your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below:
Validate Email Account


IT HelpDesk
Information Technology Services
The University of Oulu

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Last updated: 4.2.2019