Dear faculty, students, and staff,

The following email is a phishing attack designed to steal your username and password. The email claims to notify you of pending messages in Blackboard and the embedded link takes you to a generic looking page asking you to enter your email, username, and password. I have included a screenshot below.

If you received a similar email, please forward to and delete the email. If you mistakenly entered your information, please contact me immediately.

Khalid Sarwar Warraich | Chief Information Officer



From: Blackboard System Dept <>
Date: November 18, 2016 at 1:24:54 AM GMT+1
To: [deleted] Subject: You got new message

Dear User,

You have 2 new message’s from your faculty, stored in your Blackboard area.

Please click below to view your message’s

[link deleted]

The link above will be inactive after this mail has been read.


Blackboard System Dept

Phishing attack: attempt to steal username and password