Phishing Report

Fake or spam messages sometimes make their way into your inbox. Phishing refers to messages that are sent from fake sources in order to get the recipient's personal information (credit card numbers, passwords, etc.). 

There are several ways to spot a phishing message. Here are some of the top things to watch out for:

  • The message claims to be from a legitimate company/person, but the account or message format looks odd.
  • The message asks you to click on an unidentified link or attachment.
  • The message asks for urgent action or response.
  • The URL of the message link goes to an unknown location. 
  • The message asks you for sensitive information (password, financial information, etc.).

If a message still looks a little "phishy" to you, check out the list of identified phishing attacks below. If you do not see your email on the list or if you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk

Recent Phishing Attacks at Seattle University 

  • Phishing Email 9.12.2018
    • Subject: Action Required : Seattleu Password Update Notification
    • Body of Email:
  • Phishing Email 7.19.2018
    • Subject: Check the attach...
    • Body of Email:
      A secure document was sent to you from Leigh SJ David. To view your document click on the attched link shared securely!

      Property Docs

      Open >>> {malicious link removed} <<<
      Thank you. (R) 2018 Google Support.


  • Phishing Email 7.18.2018
    • Subject: Check the attach...
    • Body of Email:
      A secure document was sent to you from Feener Jacob. To view your document click on the attched link shared securely!

      Get Started >>> {malicious link removed} <<<
      Thank you. (R) 2018 Google Support.


  • Phishing Email 7.13.2018
    • Subject: Check the attach...
    • Body of Email:
      A secure document was sent to you from Jacoby Jean. To view your document click on the attched link shared securely!

      Property Docs

      Open >>> {malicious link removed} <<<
      Thank you. (R) 2018 Google Support.


  • Phishing Email 5.9.2018
    • Subject:  [SU] University Mailbox Quota Exceeded!
    • Body of Email:  

      Your university mailbox quota has exceeded it's limit, you may not be able to send/receive more emails.

      FOLLOW HERE >>> {malicious link removed}  <<< to enable automatic increase your mailbox storage.

       

      The office of Information Security will keep this updated if information should change, but we encourage all users to run their update before Fri, May. 18th, 2018. after the expected release of this patch.

      With kind regards,
      Your IT Help desk Team
      -- Information Services & Technology (IS&T) 

  • Phishing Email 5.9.2018
    • Subject:  Update Notice
    • Body of Email: As part of our ongoing wide upgrade to our email servers, we need to upgrade your mailbox so that it will be compatible with the latest versions of software and security update such as DNS, proxies, single sign-on, ADFS, WAN, LAN, etc. within minutes to ensure 100% protection to all our users.
       
      SUBMIT TICKET FOR UPGRADE {malicious link removed}
       
      For security reasons, the Upgrade portal link will expire within 24-hours.
       
      Notice: To ensure you receive future emails such as maintenance/update notification, make sure your account is updated.
      Thanks,
      IT Support System.
  • Phishing Email 4.29.2018
    • Subject:  Important Update!

      OR

    • Subject:  Help Desk

    • Body of Email:  We're making a few improvements to our Web mail Log in page, aimed at giving our user's even better security. FOLLOW HERE >>> {malicious link removed}<<< The office of Information Security will keep this updated if information should change, but we encourage all users to run their update before Fri, May. 5th, 2018. after the expected release of this patch. With kind regards, Your IT Help desk Team -- Information Services & Technology (IS&T)

  • Phishing Email 4.25.2018
    • Subject: E-mail Abused
    • Body of Email:  Dear  User,

      Your account will be suspended due to mail policy violation

      Click <<{malicious link removed}>> to re-verify and continue usage.

      Note : Failure to do this your account will be terminated.

      Best Regards,

      Seattle University.

  • Phishing Email 3.14.18
  • Phishing Email 3.13.18
  • Phishing Email 3.7.18
  • Phishing Email 3.2.18
  • Phishing Email 3.1.18
  • Phishing Email 2.20.18 

 

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