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New Phishing Warning (July 19)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: name@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: July 19, 2018 Subject: #USC: New Course (username@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message From The Faculty … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Phish on Your Phone

Posted on by mbordas

Like many people, you’re probably more relaxed about tapping links on your phone than you should be. Hackers and criminals know that you’re more likely to fall for a phish on a mobile device. According to Securityweek.com (https://www.securityweek.com/mobile-phishing-attacks-85-percent-annually), the rate … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (June 28)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: “ITS Support” <xxxxxx@usc.edu> Sent: June 27, 2018 Subject: University of Southern California Hi, xxxxxx@usc.edu The password for your University of Southern California Account, ********, was recently changed. If … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning: Notice about Email Quarantine Exercise

Posted on by Leyla

USC account holders have reported receiving phishing messages similar to the one below, purporting to be from USC’s Information Technology Services. USC is not conducting an email quarantine exercise.  If you have received the message, please delete the phish; do … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (June 21)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: name@domain.com [this will be a spoofed email address from a variety of institutions and email providers] Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Subject: USC – Account Update … 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

Posted in Education, Hoaxes, Phishing |

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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