Tag: Attempt to Steal Credentials

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“Sextortion” Emails Still Plaguing the Campus

It’s been almost a year since I first posted about “sextortion” emails that attempt to convince you that someone has hacked your computer and recorded you watching pornography. The campus continues to get all kinds of variations on this scam,…

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Emails about a “Ethical Conduct Program for Berry College Employees” is fraudulent

Some users have received an email from a non-Berry email address that purports to be from President Briggs. The email describes an “ethical conduct program” that all employees must follow, details of which is contained in the attached document. The…

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Instagram Phishing Lures You In With Fake Copyright Violation

A new Instagram phishing campaign is threatening users with account suspension because of a “copyright infringement”. A poorly worded email informs you that content in your account “will violate our copyright laws”. Users are asked to fill out a fake…

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Emails claiming your Office 365 account is about to be deleted are fraudulent

Emails claiming “your Office 365 account is about to be deleted” are fraudulent. They immediately ask you to pay your invoice and of course, the college provides these accounts to you out of the college budget. You are not expected…

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Service Update Messages from “office-365” are fake

Messages claiming your “office-365” email is “out of date” and asking you to click on a link to confirm it and prevent deactivation are fake. They will address you in the greeting with your email username and be signed “Microsoft…

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“Urgent Action Required” Emails are Fraudulent

Many users are receiving emails with the subject of “Urgent Action Required”. These emails are fraudulent. The content of the email suggests there is a problem with their account and incoming emails will be “placed on hold”. Various methods are…

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Urgent (job) opportunities are fraudulent

A large number of emails have been received by faculty, staff and students announcing an urgent (job) opportunity. The full text of the email is below, minus the web link that either is serving malware to visitors, or is simply…

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