Move-in weekend scams hit UDel inboxes

Campus has been busy these past few days. Students and professors alike are returning to the area, and there’s lots of communication going on between colleagues and UD’s many departments. Unfortunately, this time also presents a golden opportunity for...

Classic email account scam resurfaces at UDel

Throwback Thursday! This is one of the old standby scams of phishers everywhere: the fake email account notification. The goal of a message like this is to get an unsuspecting victim to either click a link to a malicious Web site or to provide their account...

Paycheck spear phishing emails target UDel employees

Adding to the already-large pile of spear phishing attacks we’ve seen this year is a little number from some clever criminals. The email includes a UD banner and claims to come from HR. It even appears to have spoofed a UDel.edu address to get the attack past...

Fake court notices sent to UDel accounts

A UD community member reported receiving a fake court notification that “reminded” them about a court date. It even provided some helpful documents to bring! This phish earns the dubious honor of being one of the more well-written ones we’ve seen in...

DHS and UDel partner for phishing test

UD has partnered with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct security tests on UD’s systems and employees. As part of this effort, the DHS launched a simulated phishing attack on UD email accounts starting on June 3. Three emails were designed...