Wire transfer phishing attack reported at UD

We’ve had multiple reports about a spear phishing attack that asks UD staff to process a wire transfer for a specific amount. The recipient of this message forwarded it to her supervisor to see if it was legitimate or not, and for him to process if it were a...

“New login from Manassas” phishing scam

This phishing scam is, at first glance, almost convincing. But if you think for just 20 seconds, you’ll recognize it for the phishing scam it is. This scam is spear phishing aimed at UD users. Check out the low-res copy of a UD logo. If you hover your mouse over...

Spear phishing strikes again

Earlier this year, we wrote about W-2 spearphishing in which scammers impersonated a high-ranking member of an organization and asked for employee W-2s in an attempt to steal their personal information. Today, a member of the University community forwarded a similar...

Student organizations being targeted with phishing scams

Another university has reported that student groups’ treasurers are receiving fraudulent requests for wire transfers of money. These reports are another example of criminals using a college’s or university’s directory information to attack students....

W2 spear phishing surfaces for the tax season

One of last year’s favorite tax scams is back: W2 spear phishing. Several companies’ employees have been fooled by an email that was “spoofed” so that it appeared to be from their bosses or CEOs. The email asked for the employee to reply with a copy of the...