Phish Alert - virus detected (5)

A fraudulent email with the subject "<username> virus detected (5)" has been sent to York University email accounts.

The email states that the user's Norton Antivirus Protection has expired, and their PC may be vulnerable to viruses and other threats. It urges the user to click on a link to Renew_Subscription. The link redirects users to an external site that is malicious.


The email can safely be deleted. If you clicked on the link and/or provided your credentials, please change your password immediately and contact 

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. 

For more information on the report phish button: