Phish Bowl

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Administrator helpd <hemantsonare>
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 11:57 AM
Subject: Attention Web-Mail User

Posted: 8/22 12:03pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Ambani, Anant <anant_ambani>
Date: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM
Subject: NAMES...

Here are the Names of student that were tested Positive of HIV...

Posted: 8/19 11:07am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Brown University <vissav01>
Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 6:13 AM
Subject: ID:133 - MyBrown Updates!

Brown Wants You!

Posted: 8/17 11:18am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Stephanie Miller <stephanie>
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Subject: Invitation
To: [actual Brown addresses]

Hello [first name],

Posted: 8/11 12:47pm

From: Kazuaki Tanahashi <tanahashi>
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Subject: From Kazuaki Tanahashi......... Please help!!!
To:  [ Brown addresses ]

Posted: 8/1 11:09am

From: Smith, Joshua
Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: Staff: New Email System Posted today July 29, 2016

Posted: 7/28 3:12pm

From: Brown University Post Office <926200>
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:17 AM
Subject: Package


Posted: 7/18 10:21am

From: <GoogleDocs>
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Subject: Notification: New secure message @ Thu Jul 14, 2016
To:  <brown address >

Posted: 7/14 2:16pm

From: Technical Support © <aajaaj>
Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Subject: Your Education Email Support Alert
To: educationreply

Posted: 7/11 3:31pm

From: Ali, Khader <Khader.Ali>
Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: Important Notice to all Staff/employees about new financial grant initiative.

Posted: 7/11 9:27am

From: IT Services <noreply>
Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 3:21 PM
Subject: 6 incoming messages blocked
To: Xxxx_Xxxxxx

Posted: 7/7 4:26pm

From: "iCloud No.3958" <azbdhi>
Subject: Lost mode phone has been found now.
Date: July 6, 2016 at 8:33:10 PM ADT
To:  [ your name and email address ]

Posted: 7/7 3:16pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Another "wire transfer hoax" email has been reported this afternoon, and like similar emails (see 5/25 post), you should report it t

Posted: 7/6 1:06pm

Two recent reports on a classic phishing subject: running out of mailbox space and the need to "re-validate" to continue receiving email.

Posted: 7/1 11:32am

From: Yahoo! hassiet_asberom or Shi, Carol <carol_shi>
Date: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 7:42 PM
Subject: Read asap

Hi All,

Posted: 6/22 8:31pm
Updated: 6/23 8:45am

From: Michael Kelvey <mkelvey>
Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
Subject: View Document

I've Shared a secure file Document attached with Google icon

Posted: 6/17 1:58pm

From: Davis, Camra <camra_davis>
Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 10:41 AM
Subject: Do not ignore, incoming document

Posted: 6/13 12:02pm
Legitimate Email

In response to recent queries, email notifications from and a similar one from ar

Posted: 6/10 11:19am

From: "tyler hill" <alison_wong>
Date: Jun 8, 2016 11:30 PM
Subject: amazing news!


Posted: 6/8 4:54pm

From: Brown University <interlibrary_loan>
Date: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 4:21 AM
Subject: Library
To: [ actual Brown addresses ]

Dear User,

Posted: 6/3 9:16am

From: Merritt, Alexander <alexander_merritt>
Date: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 2:57 PM
Subject: Important Document


Posted: 5/25 4:02pm

An email requesting a wire transfer is circulating this afternoon, supposedly sent by President Paxson. This is a hoax and should be reported to Google as phishing or simply deleted.

Posted: 5/25 2:29pm

From: Web Feedback <help>
Date: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Posted: 5/25 1:10pm
Updated: 5/25 3:50pm

From: Keown, Courtney, W <courtney.keown276>
Date: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 3:07 PM
Subject: HELP DESK
To: "update" <update>

Posted: 5/24 3:17pm

From: "Brown Univeristy Reg." <dgkamper>
Date: May 21, 2016 10:53 AM
Subject: Account Activity Report ...

[Image result for brown university]

Posted: 5/21 12:22pm
Legitimate Email

If you are a LinkedIn user and receive a password reset notice from them, this is a legitimate message prompted by their recent discovery that their 2012 breach appeared to be more extensive than believed at the time.

Posted: 5/19 9:02am

From: Email Service <darien_acero>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Sent: Wed, May 11, 2016 1:28 pm

Posted: 5/11 2:54pm

From: Chin, Isabel <isabel_chin>
Date: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 2:22 PM
Subject: I sent you a File

Hi, I sent you a file via Dropbox click here to view

Posted: 5/10 2:51pm

Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email, text or even in person.

Posted: 5/4 2:09pm

From: Brown University Registr <khorbach>
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:40 PM
Subject: Check your account recovery options .

Posted: 5/3 3:55pm