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Malicious emails at Moncton university prompt action at UPEI

UPEI has tightened its email security after a string of malicious emails were sent to accounts at the University of Moncton.

University takes steps to tighten its own email security after Moncton student targeted

Malicious emails targeting a female student at the University of Moncton are being investigated by the RCMP. (Getty Images)

UPEI has tightened its email security after a string of malicious emails were sent to accounts at the University of Moncton.

Ten messages containing sexually explicit images — targeting a female student — have been sent to staff and students at the Moncton university since Feb. 25.

Now UPEI is taking steps to prevent that from happening at its school.

Dana Sanderson, the chief information officer at UPEI, says there is no way to eliminate malicious activity completely, but the university will start using new filters to recognize what might be suspicious emails.

The emails at the University of Moncton, which authorities have described as cyberterrorism, are being investigated by RCMP.

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