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Phishing mail currently active on SU Campus

Otto Phishing

Warning: The sample phishes below are reproduced for reference. Do not explore links or email addresses. These may still be active and may infect your computer.


These are the subject lines of some of the fradulant emails being seen on campus currently.
  1. Subject: Blackboard Important Message (02/02/2016)
  2. Subject: URGENT: Your New Salary Notification (12/01/2015)
  3. Subject: Employee Documents – Internal Use(11/23/15)
  4. Subject: Verify Your Syr.Edu ID (11/12/15)
  5. Subject: Help Desk (10/20/2015)
  6. Subject: On Campus (08/08/2015)
  7. Subject: Message from KMBT_C280 (06/17/2015)
  8. Subject: New version (02/17/2015)
  9. Subject: News on Campus (10/7/2014)
  10. Subject: **Phishing Alert** (9/26/2014)
  11. Subject: ***Important Information (9/25/2014)
  12. Subject: FACULTY & STAFF VERIFICATION ALERT. (8/27/2014)‏‏‏
  13. Subject: School Account Notificiation (7/23/2014)
  14. Subject:Urgent Message (05/10/2014)
  15. Subject: Outlook Web Access (OWA) (04/01/2014)
  16. Subject: Help-desk notification (04/01/2014)
  17. Subject: WebMail Alert (01/14/2014)
  18. Subject: Urgent (01/08/2014)
  19. Phone Phishing Active on campus, callers trying to get you to type personal information on an url. Beware. (01/06/2014)
  20. Subject: E-mail Security Alert (01/04/2014)
  21. Subject: Yourmailbox Is Almost Full® (11/21/2013)
  22. Phone Phishing involving FEDEX and Bank Of America active on campus (11/08/2013)
  23. Subject: New Update (11/06/2013)
  24. Subject: Email Notification (11/05/2013)
  25. Subject: Letter From Syracuse University (10/29/2013)
  26. Subject: Course Form (10/11/2013)
  27. Subject: Dear User (09/25/2013)
  28. Subject: Your Password will expire soon (07/31/2013)
  29. Subject: Help Desk (07/30/2013)
  30. Subject: FW: Syracuse Email: Important Message (07/11/2013)
  31. Subject: Letter From Syracuse University (06/20/2013)
  32. Subject: All about his big day (05/30/2013)
  33. Subject: Re: Important updates made to policies <yournetid>@syr.edu (05/20/2013)
  34. Subject: Your Score has been Updated. Notice #7160231602986980889 (05/13/2013)
  35. Subject: Your email account update (05/03/2013)
  36. Subject: New Secure Message Received from Susan.Clark@csiweb.com (04/18/2013)
  37. Subject: Limited account. ID: 22072409500185 (04/18/2013)
  38. Subject: Notice From Syracuse University (04/06/2013 and 04/15/2013)
  39. Subject: Honorable Mention in Today's Edition (04/04/2013)
  40. Subject: FW: CHANGES/UPDATE (04/03/2013)
  41. Subject: Notification! (04/02/2013)
  42. Subject: Dear Account Owner (03/28/2013)
  43. Subject: System HelpDesk !!! (03/25/2013)
  44. Subject: ACH file ID "xxx.xxx"  has been done with errors/aborted (03/21/2013)
  45. Subject: OPENING JOB 2013 (03/18/2013
  46. Subject: Attn: Your back-ground check is available online (03/14/2013)
  47. Subject: Reset Password (03/11/2013)
  48. Subject: MS_ Service Network (02/24/2013)
  49. Subject: Your Friend Just Invited You To Streem.io - Watch Movies & TV Shows Instantly! (02/24/2013)
  50. Subject: Micro Cap that Wins(01/09/2013)
  51. Subject: E-alert: Payment Transfer Cancelled (01/05/2013)
  52. Subject: Track a Amazing Present Shipped to your Mailbox (01/05/2013)
  53. Subject: Hot Property (01/05/2013)
  54. Subject: FW: IMPORTANT: Email Security Update - action required (01/04/2013)

DO NOT assume a suspect email is safe, just because it is not listed here. There are many variants of each, and new ones are being sent out each day. When in doubt, consult with your IT support staff or the ITS Service Center.

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Last Updated: 04/08/16