Spear phishing spoofs UD IT staff member name

This phishing scam was reported at UD today: Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 11:40:24 -0800 From: Rachel Gordon <gordon@udel.edu> Your account has reached the maximum mail quota of 1000MB. Information Technology Services (UDE) are currently upgrading e-mail accounts to...

Spear phish targets UDel community by faking login page

We’re starting off the week with a spear phish. This one looks well-researched, but there are some flaws that give it away as a scam. The email uses UD information, such as the correct address, but it incorrectly titles IT the “Department of Information...

IRS vishing scam reported by UDel community

It’s tax season once again, and that means scammers are busy trying to file fraudulent tax returns in your name. We’ve received a report of a vish (the telephonic equivalent of a phishing email) claiming to come from the IRS. The robo-call claims to be...

UDel February 2016 Phishing test

On Feb. 9, 2016, a test phishing message was sent to a number of University of Delaware employees. About 18% of the recipients were hooked by the phish. (UDaily story) The test was designed to mimic spear phishing attacks that the University has recently observed....

Email quota phishing scam

Here’s another moldy oldie that is appearing in UD inboxes this morning: Information Technology Services (UDE) are currently upgrading e-mail accounts. This will provide you the ability to store a greatly increased amount of e-mail correspondence in your e-mail...

#Phishing flood continues at #UDel

The phishing scams continue to flood UD inboxes this week. Here’s a sample from last night: This one is insidious because of its simplicity, its warning that security incidents are on the rise, and its use of a stolen or spoofed udel.edu email address. It also...

Phishing emails flood UDel inboxes

Phishers appear to be hitting the University community hard. Over the past week, we’ve received several reports of a variety of spear phishing messages that target members of the University community. These emails are not part of the phishing test; these are...

Tax scam phishing season is open: YOU are the target

Every year, we warn the University community about tax phishing scams and tax-related identity theft scams. This tax phishing scam assumes that you’ll be so excited that you can allegedly view your W2 online that you’ll click the link in the email. Whoops....