From: IRS.gov < kclark732 @hcc.edu >
Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:16 AM
Subject: E-file Record Validation
Be suspicious of thumb drives you happen to find or receive unexpectedly in the mail. They may harbor malware including keyloggers that record everything you enter and then transmit it to a cyber thief.
From: Wang, Qing < wangqinglhc0122 @ou.edu >
Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Subject: RE: ITS HELP-DESK
To: "Wang, Qing" < wangqinglhc0122 @ou.edu >
From: Gmail Team
Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Subject: We will deactivate your account if you do not upgrade
From: John Smith < john.smith @mail-irs.gov >
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:13 AM
To: xxxxxx @brown.edu
Subject: Your tax return was incorrectly filled out
From: Ashley Everett < ashevere @gmail.com >
Date: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 6:49 AM
Subject: Required Documents.
Kindly OPEN to download the required documents needed.
От: < student.services @edmurals.com >
Тема: Private Student Loans – Now get Aid for Tuition, Food, Rent, Textbooks , Computers and More!
Дата: 12 января 2015 г., 15:00:27 GMT-05:00
From: Berchard Suber < berchard.suber @rosemont.edu >
Date: January 6, 2015 9:50:11 AM EST
To: Berchard Suber < berchard.suber @rosemont.edu >
From: Kristin Bishop < kristin.bishop @fiu.edu >
Date: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Kristin Bishop doc#987654
DOCUMENTS FOR YOU
Compliment of the season !!
Note: This classic scam -- the traveler in another county, with no access to cash, requesting that you wire money immediately -- is an example of "social engineering." The sender tries to engage the recipient in a
From: Gmail Account < xxx_xxxx @brown.edu>
Date: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 3:46 AM
Subject: Your account will be SHUTDOWN
Though this particular phishing email has not been spotted at Brown, it is included here because it has made the rounds at other universities. A typical email would include content such as:
From: ken roberts < kennethjamesroberts @gmail.com >
Date: Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Subject: You have important pdf document to view!!!!!
From: ADMINISTRATION < sschnekenburger @mail.csuchico.edu >
Date: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 8:29 AM
Subject: Account User
This is an example of a targeted social engineering scam, attempting to establish a relationship and garner trust, now in circulation at Brown.
Two recent sightings demonstrate a good indicator of a phishing email. Both have a scary bar enblazoned above the content of the message. Don't be intimidated! And don't fall for it.
ISG has received inquiries about the authenticity of an email sent out earlier this afternoon. This is a legitimate reminder to complete the service quality survey. The email begins as follows:
Phishing emails to, from or about the "Help Desk" are common and continue to pop up. Here are a few recent ones:
From: 闵婕 < jessmine2012 @gmail.com >
Date: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Subject: updated review secured
From: Inga Leverett < leverett @oakland.edu >
Date: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:33 PM
From: Brown University < xxxxx_xxxx @brown.edu>
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Message From Brown Information Security: Your email account has been compromised
From: Franklin, Natalie R < natalie.r.franklin @vanderbilt.edu >
Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Subject: RE: Help Desk Important Notification !
From: IRS.gov < xxxxx_xxxx @brown.edu >
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:27 PM
Your Revenue Record Shows You Are Still Yet To Validate.
From: WEBMASTER < xxxxx_xxxx @brown.edu >
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Subject: Re-Validate Your School Mail Box
Re-Validate- < Click Here>>
From: "IRS.gov" < xxxxx_xxxx @brown.edu >
Date: Nov 16, 2014 5:53 PM
Subject: Identity protection
The following email from Citizens Bank was reported. Follow-up with them confirmed that it was NOT phishing, but rather, a notification sent in error and can be disregarded.
From: Ritchie, Mark < m_ritchie3 @fanshawec.ca >
Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM
Subject: Faculty and Staff email notification
To: "Ritchie, Mark" < m_ritchie3 @fanshawec.ca >
If you receive the following phishing email, you can report it to Apple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From: Email Account Team < admin @amlakshemshad.ir >
Date: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 2:39 AM
Subject: OUR FINAL ACCOUNT NOTICE!!!
To: help @brown.edu
Your mailbox is almost full.
This is being sent using a variety of invoices numbers.
From: < billing.address.updates @adp.com >
Date: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Subject: ADP Past Due Invoice#97818840