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New Payroll Phishing Warning (May 8)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: payroll@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Subject: New Payroll Information. You have 1 new Important message regarding your … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (May 7)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 Subject: [USC Canvas]: New Course (USCNetID@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (April 26)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2017 Subject: [USC Canvas]: Student loan paperwork – SLC and SAAS You Have … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Tax Season Phone Scams

Posted on by mbordas

The IRS is aware of a number of scams targeting taxpayers. In one common scam, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller tells the victim that due to a tax form error, … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (Netflix Scam)

Posted on by mbordas

Recently, a new Netflix-themed phish campaign has been making the rounds. In this scam, users receive an email, appearing to be from Netflix, stating that their accounts are on hold due to issues with their billing information. Users who click … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (July 10)

Posted on by mbordas

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not reply or follow the link. If you have responded, clicked the link in the message, or entered any information on the linked Google Forms … Continue reading

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“Wanna Cry” Ransomware Warning

Posted on by mechling

A dangerous form of malware is circulating across the globe in the form of a PDF email attachment. Users who open the attachment are exposed to the “Wanna Cry” ransomware, which encrypts all the files on the target computer. Wanna … Continue reading

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Google Docs Phishing Warning

Posted on by mbordas

On May 3, a large phishing campaign launched targeting Google Docs users. Users reported receiving a phish email disguised to look like a request to view a Google Docs file. Continue reading

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Phishing Warning #2 (April 20)

Posted on by beltzer

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not reply or follow the link. If you have responded or clicked the link, change your USC NetID password immediately by going to the Popular Topics menu … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning (April 20)

Posted on by mbordas

Many users have reported receiving the following phish. If you have received the phish, do not reply or follow the link. If you have responded or clicked the link, change your USC NetID password immediately by going to the Popular Topics … Continue reading

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