Category Archives: Malware, Anti-Virus, Phishing, Scams

Phishing in the New Year

Follow us on Twitter @securenu for the latest security bulletins and alerts. Its 2016 and criminals have not stopped trolling the waters for usernames and passwords. Today the following phishing message was sent to members of the Northeastern community. If you have clicked on the link in the email and entered your myNEU username and […]

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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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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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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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10 Computer Security Blogs and Site to Follow

Looking for more information about the latest security issues and trends?  Here are 10 blogs and sites to follow that will tell you what you need to know to stay safe. KrebsonSecurity – Blog by security researcher Brian Krebs Naked Security – Computer security news, advice and research from Sophos Schneier on Security – Blog by security […]

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