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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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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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Procurement and Purchasing Fraud and Scams

Northeastern University been made aware that criminals are using Northeastern employee contact information for the purpose of fraud against third party vendors.   The following email addresses have been associated with fraudulent activity and are NOT official Northeastern University email accounts. northeastern-edu.com northeaseternuni-edu.com northeasternuniv-edu.com northeasternuniversity-edu.com Any combination of the above The scammer will ask that […]

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Phishing emails from friends at Bouvé.

Students are returning, classes are starting, and phishing emails are swarming.   Over the past several days faculty, staff, and students of Bouvé have received phishing emails appearing to be from students and fellow staff members.  The emails ask the recipient to click on a link sending the user to a website requesting Northeastern credentials or […]

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New Blackboard Phishing Email

The above phishing email has been reported by several members of the Northeastern community. This email, like many phishing emails, attempts to trick the user into clicking on a link that supposedly points to an official Northeastern website. If you hover your mouse over the link you will notice that the link does not point […]

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