Okay, I’m getting irritated with people thinking that someone hacked the university’s email system.
As if people don’t dislike the compsci department enough, there’s a bit of a stigma with being a computer scientist already without the extra persecution by even the guild president. He seems to think that it’s acceptable to use us as a scapegoat for anything going wrong with the IT side of things - the union website got changed by a virus exploiting an outdated Wordpress bug - & insult us too. I actually met him yesterday during a Staff Student Consultation Committee training session & was tempted to ask him about whether we’d get an official apology [there was much call to], but this rant isn’t about him.
Anyway, the actual email source is available to students:
RFC822 Received: by emkei.cz
The URL takes you to this, an email spoofing service.
This was not a hack & could be perpetrated by anyone. Suspicion is that it’s a first year, which means it’s more than likely they were using the university’s network & it wouldn’t be difficult to trace them back through UID logs of requests.