Phishing Email 11/12/2013: Important – New Outlook Settings

The following phishing email has been received by members of the Northeastern community. The email includes the attachment,, that contains an exe file designed to install malware on your computer.

If you receive this email please delete it immediately. Do NOT open the zip file attachment.

Contact the Service Desk, 617-373-4357 if you have any questions.

From: “Administrator Administrator”
mailto:”Administrator Administrator”
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:21 AM
To: xxxx
Subject: Important – New Outlook Settings

Attached Email Body

Please carefully read the attached instructions before updating settings.

This file either contains encrypted master password, used to encrypt other files. Key archival has been implemented, in order to decrypt the file please use the following password: PaSdIaoQAx

This e-mail and / or any attachment(s) is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient(s) and it may contain confidential or privileged information. If you have received it in error, please notify us immediately at and delete the e-mail. You must not copy it, distribute it, disclose it or take any action in reliance on it.

And there are 2 attachments, a text file and a zip file both attached to this ticket.

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