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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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Are you a cyber superhero?

Sure, you are secure but how about your friends? You are a security expert. Your passwords are complex, longer 10 characters, and stored in a password manager. You always update your software and Apple operating system when new patches come out. You never leave your laptop or phone alone in the library or classroom. You […]

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Stagefright – Android malware

This past week, the mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a major vulnerability within the Android operating system. This vulnerability, nicknamed Stagefright, has the potential to impact around 950 million Android devices. This exploit is unique in that users do not have to do anything in order for the malicious code to be downloaded to their […]

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