Archive | June 30, 2014

Web Help phishing (6/30/14)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link which then will attempt to steal their login information. Note the Google Docs link, non-VCU sender’s email, both are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this scam if you received it. For more information on phishing of email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: Lesley Abney <lrabney@crimson.ua.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Subject: Emergency
To: 


Dear Email Account User,
This account will be closing down soon due to our administration and we are doing this for security reason. to avoid your account from being closed, copy or click the below and fill in the details to renew your email account.
 Copy or click here:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bGz_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxumD73HbM/viewform (redacted, never submit passwords to Google Forms)
 NOTE: Failure to comply with the above instructions 24hours after receiving this notification will lead to closure of your email account permanently.
Also reduce your mailbox size. Delete any items you don’t need from your mailbox and empty your Deleted Items folder.
 Thank you for your co-operation,
Account Database Team.
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Helpdesk Check Account scam (6/30/14)

This scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will steal their VCU login credentials. Note the non-VCU sender’s email, link that is going to www.yolasite.com, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this scam if you received it. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: Virginia Commonwealth University <kfazio@oswego.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 7:57 AM
Subject: Virus Alert.
To: Recipients <Ithelp@vcu.edu>


Dear user,

 

Check your account. To do this click here  (Link redacted, going to xxxxx.yolasite.com)

 

Thank you.
Help Desk
Virginia Commonwealth University.

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VCU HR targeted phishing (6/30/14)

The following scam is targeted to VCU. The message is well crafted and looks like it came from a VCU email address, but the address itself is spoofed.  If you hover your mouse over the link, you will see that the website linked is a Russian website with a .ru extension. Please remember to check the validity of the links in emails before clicking on them. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From:        VCU Human Resources <employeebenefits@vcu.edu> 
To:        dpchelmow@vcu.edu 
Date:        06/28/2014 08:49 AM 
Subject:        Your VCU Salary Raise 





Hello,

As part of  VCU standard practice to offer salary increases once a year after an annual review,

the Human Resources reviewed you for a salary raise on your next paycheck

Click below to confirm and access your salary revision documents:

 

Click Here (Link redacted, going to http://xxxxxx.ru/vcu.edu) to access the documents

 

Sincerely,

Human Resources

Virginia Commonwealth University
NOTE: The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.

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