Phish Bowl

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: "Mail Service" <olesya.saveleva>
Date: Sep 21, 2016 6:36 PM

[  No text, just attachment "Brown.EDU.pdf" ]

Posted: 09/22/2016 - 8:24am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Collantes, Anthony <ac674>
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Subject: Message from Information Security: Your email account has been compromised

Posted: 09/17/2016 - 2:25pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: hr_Dept <kkcarson>
Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM
Subject: Account Update

Posted: 09/12/2016 - 11:33am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Fatani, Jameel <fatanij>
Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Posted: 09/06/2016 - 9:54am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: "Tang, Jay" <jay_tang>
Date: September 5, 2016 at 12:53:48 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: very important

Posted: 09/05/2016 - 3:12pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Hulikal Sampath Kumaran, Srivatsan <srivatsan_hulikal>
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 12:03 PM
Subject: proof of payment

Posted: 09/01/2016 - 12:38pm
Legitimate Email

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.

Posted: 08/30/2016 - 4:00pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

A classic phishing scam returns, signalling that the start of a new academic year can't be far away.

Posted: 08/30/2016 - 3:00pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From time to time we receive questions about the authenticity of email solicitations from, such as the following request to approve a co-author tag.

Posted: 08/30/2016 - 2:30pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

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

Posted: 08/22/2016 - 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: 08/19/2016 - 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: 08/17/2016 - 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: 08/11/2016 - 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: 08/01/2016 - 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: 07/28/2016 - 3:12pm

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


Posted: 07/18/2016 - 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: 07/14/2016 - 2:16pm

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

Posted: 07/11/2016 - 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: 07/11/2016 - 9:27am

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

Posted: 07/07/2016 - 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: 07/07/2016 - 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: 07/06/2016 - 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: 07/01/2016 - 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: 06/22/2016 - 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: 06/17/2016 - 1:58pm

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

Posted: 06/13/2016 - 12:02pm
Legitimate Email

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

Posted: 06/10/2016 - 11:19am

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


Posted: 06/08/2016 - 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: 06/03/2016 - 9:16am

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


Posted: 05/25/2016 - 4:02pm