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11/27/18: Circulation of a New Phishing Email
November 27, 2018 9:16 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, DO NOT open any attachments 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.
From: Marnie Richardson <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2018 1:38 PM
To: Marnie Richardson
Subject: RE: New Payroll Bulletin Form for December.
From: Marnie Richardson
Sent: November 26, 2018 9:41 AM
Subject: New Payroll Bulletin Form for December.
Ticket: # HRD
New Payroll Bulletin and Review ; HRM would like you to kindly update your information's with the secure link below to receive new payroll increment / The new year program schedule for the year 2018 applicable to all Employees on the payroll directory.
Click on [*link removed*] to complete payroll
This is an automated e-mail. Please do not reply to this e-mail
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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails 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.