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The Sophos security blog has posted a warning about a phish purporting to be from Microsoft. The phish warns of a “failed update” and asks users to follow a link to a fake Microsoft login page. As always, be cautious … Continue reading
Many users have reported receiving the following phish email. If you have received the phish, do not reply, click the link, or supply any login information. If you have replied or followed the link, change your USC password as soon … Continue reading
Current and patched versions of the major web browsers often include security features that warn you if you attempt to navigate to websites with known or suspected security risks, such as spoofed sites or sites hosting malware. However, if your … Continue reading
If you receive an email that you suspect is a phish and would like to report it to the ITS security team, please forward the email, including all header information, to email@example.com. ITS may be able to use the information … Continue reading
Many people have reported receiving the following email. Be aware that it is phish, and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org was spoofed. Do not open the accompanying attachment or reply to the message. Delete the message from your inbox. From: USC Admin <email@example.com> … Continue reading
Many people received multiple copies of the following phish. They came from multiple source email addresses. There are many signs that the message was illegitimate. The senders are non-USC addresses and were most probably compromised accounts since it does not … Continue reading
Another over-quota phish. We do not delete accounts that are over quota. And they did not even bother to change the text of their phish from their previous victim site, East Tennessee State University.
Another your-email-will-be-disabled-unless phish. Sent from a compromised account at another institution. The link goes to an obviously unrelated site. Typo in Subject.
Phishers used a compromised faculty account to send Phish 2013-05-08 #1 to other USC addresses. They managed to send about 100 before we detected and blocked it. Phishers often use this technique because it bypasses blocks of external sites and … Continue reading
Another phish sent to around 100 people this morning. We were only forwarded the body of the phish so we do not have full headers. Mail logs show that the claimed sender was MaryJane.Hahner.firstname.lastname@example.org. They put some effort into this because … Continue reading