Twitter Phish

In my email this morning, I just learned that someone tweeted a picture of me! Not so fast. It’s email from a scammer impersonating a legitimate twitter account to get me to surrender my account information. Even though the email appears to have come from...

More UD accounts get phished

People are reporting dozens of different phishing scams in UDel.edu mailboxes. A lot of the phishing messages are coming in with a subject line of “Technical Support” or “Webmail Alert!” and appear to come from elbt@udel.edu, helpdesk@udel.edu,...

IRS tax phishing season again!

This morning we have begun receiving reports of phishing scams baited with information allegedly from the IRS about a problem with the recipient’s tax refund. As Michael Hickins, Wall Street Journal, pointed out in a March 2011 blog post, It’s tax season, which...

Phish land in all your inboxes!

You have to be careful with all of your email accounts. For example, look at this classic that arrived in one UD employee’s Yahoo! email account: Most companies, banks, organizations, and universities do not send out email that asks you to click a link to...

More early semester phish landing at UDel

We can’t possibly post every phish we’ve seen this week–as phishers trawl for identities they can steal, bombarding UD inboxes at the beginning of a new semester. But this one has an interesting wrinkle: it claims that someone with a specific IP...
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