A phishing campaign is being launched against York University which aims to target the emotions of users receiving the item. The item states that the users account has been compromised and that the user should pay $950 USD in bitcoin to the attacker to stop them from sharing files, personal information etc.  

This is a classic attack that has been circulating the internet for some time. Please be aware that your device is NOT compromised, and you can safely disregard and delete the email.  

You can also report these email as Phish using the Cofense phish reporting button and the Information Security team is working on preventing emails like these from being delivered to end users inbox. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 

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