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George Mason University IT Security Alerts

5/24/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 24, 2017 1:03 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

 

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: Charles McComsey [mailto:Charles.McComsey@airgas.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:05 PM
To: Charles McComsey <Charles.McComsey@airgas.com>
Subject: RE: Employee Survey
 
This is a notice to all staff/employee that we are participating in the Phoenix Journal°¶s 2016 Best Places to Work in the Valley program. To compete,all employees are required to complete a short employee engagement survey. This is your opportunity to provide honest feedback about Our Institution,culture and your work experience. The institution will have the opportunity to view aggregate results of the survey, but your identity will be kept confidential.
The survey will take fewer than 10 minutes to complete. To access the online survey, click on the link below,login to your staff/employee email to receive your unique survey link .Copy and paste it into your browser after filling the verification form.
[*link removed*]
Please do not forward this email, as the survey link can only be used once. 

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/23/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 23, 2017 3:53 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: no-reply@adm.com <no-reply@adm.com>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:02 PM
Subject: AUTHETICATE 
 
Dear USER,

Your account was recently logged into from an unusual computer, mobile device or unusual location. For your protection, we've temporarily suspend your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is impersonating the use of your account.

Follow below Authentication link
 
[*link removed*]


Note:  Please do not ignore this email to avoid your account been disabled. complete your account verification. Otherwise your account will be disabled permanently. 
Thanks
 

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/22/17: Circulation of a Second Phishing Email May 22, 2017 3:35 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

 

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: Helpdesk [mailto:kcheberle@uninove.edu.br] 
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 3:05 PM
To: noreply@email.apple.com
Subject: Validate Your Account

This is to notify all Students, Staffs and Alumni that we are validating active accounts. Kindly confirm that your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below:

Validate Email Account [*link removed*]

Sincerely,
IT Help Desk
Office of Information Technology 
 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/22/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 22, 2017 9:02 AM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

 

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: Sambo Dasuki <Maxonkhaselive7@hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:02:23 PM
Subject: Ofac Payment On Over Due Funds 
 
Sir/ Madam,
 
This is to inform you that the United States Federal Reserve has taken over the payment of your long overdue funds. 
 
Note that these funds would be paid in parts with the first installment valued at Five Million United States Dollars and the final payment would come by the middle of next payment quarter which is June 2017.
 
Please forward Full names, Payment account, mobile number for detailed explanation on payment to my email: epaymentsfedrs.us@usa.com or jeromeochoa@hotmail.com 
 

Thanks 

 

Jerome Ochoa 
International Payments 
United States Federal Reserve

 

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/19/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 19, 2017 1:35 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

From Student Health News [mailtoaotsales@optusnet.com.au] 
Sent Friday, May 19, 2017 1004 AM
To noreply@edu.com
Subject STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

Hello Student,
You have (1) Unread Messages from the Student Health Center. Please click on the review now to read it.
Thank You.

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/18/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 18, 2017 2:51 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

 

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: "Frauenthal, Brian" <Brian.Frauenthal@sdcounty.ca.gov>
Date: May 18, 2017 at 1:38:45 PM EDT
To: "Frauenthal, Brian" <Brian.Frauenthal@sdcounty.ca.gov>
Subject: RE: Action required, All Staffs and Students.
 
You have received a secure message 
 
Read your secure message by opening the attachment, [*link removed*]. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser. To access from a mobile device, forward this message to [*address removed*] to receive a mobile login URL. 

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, contact the sender directly. 
First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment. For more information, click the following Help link. 
Help - [*link removed*]
About Cisco Registered Email Service - [*link removed*]

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/17/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 17, 2017 12:09 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

 

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

 

From: Webmail - Service [mailto:chan@goefish.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:21 PM
To: K…n <k…u>
Subject: ACCOUNT VERIFICATION (FINAL WARNING)

WebMail Portal+
Dear Customer, Thank you for using our verification system. 

Click Here to Verify you are the true owner of this account.[*link removed*]

NOTE: Please do not click the link more than once.

Ignorance Of this mail will lead to permanent lock. 
Thanks.
Webmail© 

 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

5/16/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email May 16, 2017 5:48 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

From: myGMU
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:48 PM
To: [*email address removed*]
Subject: New Payroll Notification.

Your payroll schedule calendar is now available.

[*link removed*]

© 2017 George Mason University.

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu.

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers.

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.

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