Phishing Email Alert

February 12, 2021

During the last day or so, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) detected an increased rate of phishing emails coming into the organization. While mitigation measures are in place, CNO’s internal investigation indicates that one user account was compromised and used to send out further phishing emails.

Please be aware that you may have received (or may receive) a fraudulent email from a CNO email account. The fraudulent email looks like this:

If you receive this type of email, please DO NOT click the link. Report the email to your IT/Security team and then delete it.

If you already received the email and clicked the link:

  • change your password right away
  • notify your IT/Security team

Phishing is one way cyber criminals can obtain sensitive information or install malware on your computer. Please be cautious when you receive any emails with hyperlinks or requesting login/password information.