This UNICEF job opportunity phishing campaign is going around again. It appears to be exactly the same verbiage, and the only reason it wasn’t marked as Spam automatically is because it came from a compromised @illinois.edu account. If your own account is sending these out, or you click the link, IT Security will reset your […]
Another scam campaign emerged this weekend, purporting to be an official message from “Career Services” and using the WebTools MassMail design template to seem more official. No, Career Services is not offering $300/week virtual assistant. jobs. If something seems to good to be true – and if it’s telling you specifically to provide a non-university […]
Below are examples of a phishing scam email about email quotas. It is very rare that “email quota” notifications with time pressure will be legitimate. However, if you aren’t sure, rather than clicking a generic link from an email, you can sign in to your Outlook Online account at webmail.illinois.edu, click the Gear icon to […]
Another instance of a malicious file shared through legitimate service (OneDrive, Google Drive) purporting to be from a VIP, in this case, the Dean.
Be on the lookout for COVID-related “assistance” scams like this one currently going around. This is not advertising a legitimate program. Some clues are: 1) the bit.ly short URL obscuring the true destination of the support page, 2) the fact that this is being sent by a .edu address for a different institution, 3) that […]
Do not reply to the email address in this message. Consider it suspicious any time someone sending email from @illinois.edu asks you to reply to a Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail/AOL address. Be wary of emails with attachments, especially those with offers that seem too good to be true.
Note: If you click the link in these phishing emails, campus IT Security will reset your NetID password as a precaution.
Text-based Phishing Scams We’re starting to see an increase in text-message phishing scams like the example below. If you receive a text from unknown origins with a link and/or time pressure and/or claims of too-good-to-be-true offers, we recommend blocking the number and deleting the text. Do NOT click the links or respond to the sender. […]