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2/8/19: Circulation of a New Phishing Email
February 8, 2019 1:01 PM
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: Angelica Hernandez [mailto:ANGHernandez@yumaregional.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:58 AM
To: Angelica Hernandez <ANGHernandez@yumaregional.org>
Subject: RE: Employee Appraisal
From: Angelica Hernandez
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:10 AM
Subject: Employee Appraisal
Employee Appraisal for YOU.
An Employee Appraisal has been submitted for you. Please perform the following steps to review and acknowledge Your appraisal.
1. Open your browser to, [*link removed*]
2. Enter your Email , username & password On the Secured site.
3. Close the Page and wait for more info will be sent to your inbox .
4. To Select the most recent date from the drop down list box and Locate the "Employee Acknowledgement" section
5. Please acknowledge the appraisal by selecting one of the three(3) options in the Employee Acknowledgement section
6. Select the "Save" button and you are done. if you ignore this,it may affect your next pay..
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 email@example.com.
*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.