Monthly Archives: October 2015

Phish Tank Contest – DAY 5

From: ITS Service Desk <northeastern@service-now.com> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015   2:55 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: We have received your Northeastern myHelp incident INC0129989 Hi OIS, We have received your request for assistance. You should hear back from us within one business day. Should you need help sooner, please call the Information Technology Services Customer Service […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 4

From: Internal Revenue Service [mailto: info@IRS.com] Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015   1:54 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Tax Notification: Information on your Refund May 12, 1015 Reference: IKH98348HP Dear Taxpayer, We’ve identified an error in the calculation your tax refund amounting to $518.95. In order for us to expedite the return of the excess payment, please […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 3

From: Bank of America [mailto: bnkofmerica@customersupport.org] Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015   3:34 PM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: Personalized Options Available with Bank of America We have payment options to help you get back on track. Your account ending in 1234 is currently one payment(s) past due. We understand that unexpected circumstances can cause financial difficulty and we may have options to help […]

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Phish Tank Contest – DAY 2

From: PayPal@smtp.domain.net Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015   9:30 AM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: PayPay ® Account Review Department Dear PayPal® Customer, We recently reviewed your account, and we suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. Protecting your account is our primary concern. As a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited your access to sensitive information. To […]

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PHISH TANK CONTEST – DAY 1

From: Blackboard Learning ITS [mailto: fakeblackboardneu@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, October 26, 2015   10:18 AM To: OIS@neu.edu Subject: (Blackboard Learning) You have two important messages from Faculty. Dear Student: Your Faculty Administrator has left two importint message’s for you on your Blackboard Learning Area. Click or paste the follow URL to view your message’s. www.neu.blackboard.edu/inbox Note: the […]

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Fall 2015 Quarterly Information Security Reminder

Hot off the presses, its the Fall 2015 Quarterly Information Security Reminder. In this issue we will talk about: Cyber Security Awareness Month Say Hello to the Policy Oversight Committee Learn about Phishing Protection of Sensitive Information Requirement to Read and Comply with the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP) And More! Download the Fall 2015 Quarterly Information […]

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Phishing E-mail Targets CCIS Community

Students within the College of Computers and Information Science (CCIS) have reported receiving the below phishing e-mail. Like many phishing e-mails, this particular message attempts to trick the user into clicking on a link that supposedly points to an official CCIS website. Remember to pay attention to the “from” field as this e-mail originates from outside the University. […]

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Dive into the PHISH TANK!

Rules for Phishing Contest: Each weekday (M-F) during the week of October 26th, OIS will post a sample phishing e-mail to www.northeastern.edu/secureNU Each message will have up to 4 things that identify the message as a phishing attempt. Identify the clues and submit your answers to phishcatcher@neu.edu. For each clue correctly identified, 1 point will be […]

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