From: "IRS.gov" <nathan_buchwald @brown.edu>
Subject: 2016/2017 TAX RETURNS
Date: November 28, 2016 at 11:24:39 AM EST
Reply-To: no_reply @info.org
From: Dr. Stephon Alexander <stephon_alexander @brown.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: Urgent Request
To: [ Brown email address ]
Hello [ Names ],
From: Webmaster@brown.edu [ from aa993 @njit.edu, scarlett_bergam @brown.edu, and rebecca_berube @brown.edu ]
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 18:24
From: Ferreira, Paula <paula_ferreira @brown.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:41 PM
Subject: ESSENTIAL DOCX - KINDLY GO THROUGH : 11/23/16 brown[pdf]
From: Alexis Atwell <alexis_atwell @brown.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM
Beware of printer scams that typically begin with someone identifying themselves as being an individual on campus requesting printer model numbers or offering toner for printers or copiers.
We've had a report of a phishing scheme that arrives via both email and the telephone, requesting that you complete a timesheet for the company Aerotek.
From: Amazon, Inc. Shipping <support1427 @amazonwisconsin.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: Amazon Inc. Order Details for Xxxx Xxxxx, [Department/Program] - Brown University
From: Mail Administrators. <rkward @telus.net>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Email Validation!
From: Bates, Kaye M <bates_k @aps.edu>
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Subject: payment slip
From: Employment <dkyllo @comcast.net> [ sent from different Comcast addresses ]
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Part-time Assistant Needed !
To: [ various Brown addresses ]
From: InformationTechnologyUpdate @edu <blennon785 @hcc.edu>
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 3:17 AM
Subject: IT help-desk - VALIDATE
From: Jin Ping Chi <drazizehab @gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 9:26 PM
Subject: NOT SPAM: Our Reserved Clients needs good Business Relationship. See PDF
From: Brown Unversity Info;Barbara D <harrispowell23 @gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Important Info;salary increase/Staff
Steer clear of pop-up surveys, like the "Brown University Survey" pictured below, which may appear after visiting various sites.
Faculty members who are treasurers for professional societies are being targeted with a variation on the wire transfer scam that periodically surfaces at Brown.
Be on alert for a suspicious FedEx mailing, which is phishing and has an attached zipfile containing ransonware.
From: Emily Coker <emily.coker25 @uga.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 1:48 PM
To: [ lengthy list of @brown.edu addresses ]
Another "wire transfer hoax" email has been reported, similar to others reported every couple of months (cyber criminals "spoof" well-know email addresses to try and trick recipients). Like those emails (see
From: protons atomik <platfromacreative @gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM
Subject: Master of Engineering
To: [ Brown addresses ]
Dear [ Name ]
A detailed but suspicious email was reported that appears to come from Apple, warning that your Apple ID was used to sign into iCloud, but is actually a phishing attempt.
From: "Mail Service" <olesya.saveleva @nyfa.edu>
Date: Sep 21, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: HACKER WARNING:
[ No text, just attachment "Brown.EDU.pdf" ]
From: Collantes, Anthony <ac674 @njit.edu>
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Subject: Message from Information Security: Your email account has been compromised
From: hr_Dept @brown.edu <kkcarson @peoplepc.com>
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM
Subject: Account Update
From: Fatani, Jameel <fatanij @student.swosu.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM
Subject: UPDATE YOUR MAIL BOX
From: "Tang, Jay" <jay_tang @brown.edu>
Date: September 5, 2016 at 12:53:48 PM EDT
Subject: very important
From: Hulikal Sampath Kumaran, Srivatsan <srivatsan_hulikal @brown.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Subject: proof of payment
The Center for Learning & Professional Development inadvertently sent an email to a larger group than intended; if you received it and didn't previously attend an informational session, please disregard it.
A classic phishing scam returns, signalling that the start of a new academic year can't be far away.
From time to time we receive questions about the authenticity of email solicitations from Academia.edu, such as the following request to approve a co-author tag.