Phishing emails from friends at Bouvé.

Spear-PhishingStudents 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 asking the user to download and open a file.   The file will most likely install malware on the user’s computer.

The email is a variation on the following:

Hello!

Important message, visit hxxp://shortcutmarketing.com/repeated.php?d

Jane Doe

This crude phishing email gives itself away through its unsolicited nondescript message and strange web address URL in the text.

Always be wary of these types of messages and contact the Service Desk at 617.373.4357 or help@neu.edu if you have any questions about an email you receive.

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