Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Expense

The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

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Phishing Email: 

From: T*****n <executive.mails@earthlink.net>
Sent: November-19-18 10:39 AM
Subject: Expense

Hi,

Are you available? I need you to get something done for me ASAP.

Regards,

This email appears to be sent from a person known to the department. After replying to the above email this arrives:

Hi,

I am looking forward to surprise some of the staffs with Apple iTunes Gift Card. I want you to keep it between us pending when they get it. So therefore, I need Apple iTunes Gift Card of $100 face value each. I need 25 pieces of it amounting to $2500. I need you to get the physical card, then you scratch the back out and take a picture of them, attach the pictures showing the pin and email it to me. How soon can you get this done?

Regards,

 

 

 

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Categories: Cyber Security