New phishing scam hits UD

Email messages with the subject line “New Message,” purportedly from the University, are hitting campus email addresses today, Aug. 2. These email messages are phishing attempts and should be deleted. The message looks similar to the following:...

Phishers targeting UD after July 30 announcement

The morning of July 30, UD announced its response to an IT security breach that put the confidential information of approximately 72,000 current and past employees, including student employees, at risk. Unfortunately, cyber criminals also took notice of UD’s...

This one doesn’t make sense; but someone will fall for it

The wording on this one doesn’t really make sense, if you read it carefully. But I’m sure someone will fall for it. If you follow the link, you are taken to an attractive looking site with a form to fill out to “upgrade your email account.” If...

Phish starting to swim into Google Apps inboxes

With thousands of employee, retiree, faculty, and other email accounts moving to Google Apps at UD from the failing Mirapoint servers (the mail.udel.edu service), we’ve not had a chance to update this blog in a while. Actually, some people have reported seeing...

Easy to spot…. be careful!

We’re getting multiple reports of phishing attempts like the two below. I’m pleased that so many of our clients are recognizing them as phish. As one professor emailed me, “it is nice to know that our webmail is being maintained by restaurants in...

UD Email Update Scam

It may look like an official UD notice–but it’s a scam. How can you tell? If you read carefully, you’ll see that the email talks about UD Webmail and apparently gives a URL for use by UD Exchange users. Further, if you are using a computer, you can...

PayPal Phishing Scam

PayPal says I paid WHAT!?! Don’t fall for it. The immediate reaction may be to click one of the links in the email, but avoid this temptation. Clicking could lead to a page, where you unknowingly type in your PayPal password because you think you are logging...

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...