Criminals are currently trying to scam university staff and students with phishing messages.
Recent detections include for example messages ostensibly signed by the university's IT-Helpdesk. The messages request you to verify your email account by clicking a verification link. Do not click it.
The IT-Helpdesk never requests your password or sends messages asking you to verify your account through a link.
Phishing messages and scam calls are commonplace these days – every student and university staff member is responsible for safeguarding information security at the university! Read the information security guidelines of the University of Helsinki and instructions regarding phishing messages. Please also regularly visit the examples of email scams page.