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George Mason University IT Security Alerts

4/21/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email April 21, 2017 2:03 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:

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Cristina-Maria Martin [mailto:cmartin@kusd.edu] 
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 11:35 AM
To: Cristina-Maria Martin <cmartin@kusd.edu>
Subject: RE: URGENT!

Today April 21st, 2017. Your email will be migrated to our new email system - 2017 Outlook Web Access. You must update your email account immediately to avoid service interruption. Simply click on the link below, update your profile and submit.

CLICK AND UPDATE[*link removed*]

This will cause NO change to your messages. Failure to complete this procedure will render your account deactivated.

Thank you for your co-operation.
IT Help Desk.

 

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.  

4/20/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email April 20, 2017 1:56 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:


Congratulations!
 
We're writing to let you know that you received Honorable Mention in yesterday's article titled "Who's Who in Academia" by Joseph Bozanek.
 
The article will remain available at www.newsdigest2.info for the next few hours and is also available to download in PDF format.
 
Wishing you the best of continued success,
 
Editor, News Digest International
www.newsdigest2.info 
David Chapman, Ph.D.

 

 

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.  

4/19/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email April 19, 2017 1:02 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: Brett Devine [mailto:brett.devine@wsu.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:00 PM
To: S...u>
Subject: RE: RE: refund for invoice 887967

I still haven't received the refund for the invoice below:
 
Invoice #887967 [*link removed*] from s...u 
 
Please get back to me regarding this matter.
 
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.  

4/18/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email April 18, 2017 8:30 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: Apple ID <apple-id-secure-cukceshh@networkseries.net>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 11:31 PM
To:
Subject: Reminder: Your account login Problematic to assess the problem on your Account 
 
Update your Account Informations!
Dear d.edu ,
We have faced some problems with your account, So Please update your account details. 
If you do not update your account within 24 hours (from opening this email) it will be Temporary Limited.
Update your Account 
Thank you for your comprehension.
Apple Support Team. 
Notice: If this email was sent to you in your Junk or Spam folder please mark it as not spam due to our new security update.
 
TM and copyright � 2017
All Rights Reserved / Privacy Policy / Apple Support / Unsubscribe from future surveys
 
Preferences  ¦  Unsubscribe
 
 
 

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. 

3/10/17: Circulation of a Second Phishing Email April 10, 2017 12:33 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: Patton, Susan B [mailto:susanpatton@uab.edu] 
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 10:46 AM
Subject: Outlook Web App
 
Today Monday 10TH April, 2017. We are upgrading our email system for Outlook Web App 2017. This service creates more space and easy access to email. Please update your account by clicking on Activation below, fill information for activation and submit.
 
Click for Activation [*link removed*]
 
Inability to complete the information will render your account inactive. 
 
Thank you.
IT Admin Desk

 

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. 

4/10/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email April 10, 2017 11:51 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: Blackboard-IT [mailto:noreply@blackboardit.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 11:02 AM
To: P…t
Subject: Blackboard - Message Notification.
 
Hi Blackboard-IT,
 
A new ITS Help Desk account has been created for you.
 
Click the URL below to activate your account and follow the instruction
 
[*link removed*][*link removed*}
 
If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser. If you continue to have problems, please feel free to contact us.
 
Thank You,
1997-2017 Blackboard Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
 

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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