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6/19/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email
June 19, 2017 8:44 AM
A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.
THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:
From: JHU Feigenson Lab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2017 6:17 AM
Subject: Seeking Participants for 10-minute Online Psychology Study
The Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development, directed by Dr. Lisa Feigenson (Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University), is currently seeking participants for a short online study. Participants will answer a series of short questions regarding their beliefs about the origins of different human abilities. Participants have the option to be entered into a drawing for one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. Participation is anonymousóno answers will be linked to participantsí names or email addresses. To participate (or to learn more), please follow the link below:
Take the survey [*link removed*]
Click here to unsubscribe [*link removed*]
BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in e-mails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers.
The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.
For additional information regarding the outage, please view the After Action Report.