Phish Bowl

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-Welcome to the Phish Bowl

If you receive a suspicious email, check the list below to verify if it is a current phishing scam caught at SHSU. 

If the email is listed, it has been taken care of by our IT@Sam Security Team and all you need to do is delete the email.  

You don't see the email on this list? Contact the IT@Sam Service Desk and report it immediately to abuse@shsu.edu


Phishing Emails for April 2020

Date:

04/06/2020

Phishing Subject:

Attention Required.

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam state an unauthorized login attempt was detected. The message requests that you login to activate anti-spam protection.


Date:

04/06/2020

Phishing Subject:

Unusual Sign-In

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam and states an unauthorized login attempt was detected and asks you to verify and re-login to activate anti-spam email protection.


Date:

04/04/2020

Phishing Subject:

No Subject

Description:

A malicious email that state your email account information needs to be updated.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

Attention Required.

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam that states an unauthorized login attempt was detected.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

Upgrade Notice.

Description:

A malicious email appearing to be from IT@Sam that request you to verify your account.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

URGENT

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam that states an unauthorized login attempt was detected.


Date:

04/01/2020

Phishing Subject:

Stay at home job opening

Description:

A phishing email that is offering a stay at home job and requesting sensitive information be emailed.

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Date:

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Phishing Subject:

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Description:

Phishing Emails Archive

Date:

04/06/2020

Phishing Subject:

Attention Required.

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam state an unauthorized login attempt was detected. The message requests that you login to activate anti-spam protection.


Date:

04/06/2020

Phishing Subject:

Unusual Sign-In

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam and states an unauthorized login attempt was detected and asks you to verify and re-login to activate anti-spam email protection.


Date:

04/04/2020

Phishing Subject:

No Subject

Description:

A malicious email that state your email account information needs to be updated.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

Attention Required.

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam that states an unauthorized login attempt was detected.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

Upgrade Notice.

Description:

A malicious email appearing to be from IT@Sam that request you to verify your account.


Date:

04/03/2020

Phishing Subject:

URGENT

Description:

A malicious email that appears to be from IT@Sam that states an unauthorized login attempt was detected.


Date:

04/01/2020

Phishing Subject:

Stay at home job opening

Description:

A phishing email that is offering a stay at home job and requesting sensitive information be emailed.


Date:

03/19/2020

Phishing Subject:

Review and respond.

Description:

Email trying to get you to click a malicious link regarding COVID-19.


Date:

03/17/2020

Phishing Subject:

Review and respond. (COVID-19)

Description:

Phishing email attempting to get you to click a link regarding COVID-19.


Date:

03/17/2020

Description:

Email offering a job with a malicious link to submit an application.


Date:

03/13/2020

Description:

Email trying to get you to log into a website to update and re-enable your computer security.


Date:

03/13/2020

Phishing Subject:

Mailbox Storage Limit

Description:

Email suggesting that you are at or over your quota and encourages the recipient to log in to increase their quota limit.


Date:

03/04/2020

Phishing Subject:

See invoices Paid

Description:

Email from a construction company with an attached PDF that requests log in credentials.


Date:

01/14/2020

Phishing Subject:

GRAET NEWS OFFER!!!

Description:

Scam email trying to get you to contact them for details on a work study opportunity.


Date:

12/14/2019

Phishing Subject:

Must Read This

Description:

Scam email trying to get you to open an attachments and follow steps to apply for position. 


Date:

12/13/2019

Phishing Subject:

SHSU Update

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to update your SHSU account information through a link.


Date:

12/08/2019

Phishing Subject:

SHSU Account Update

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to update your SHSU account information through a link. 


Date:

12/08/2019

Phishing Subject:

Action Required!

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to update your SHSU account information through a link. 


Date:

12/07/2019

Phishing Subject:

Advertisement Program

Description:

Phishing email offering to pay you for wrapping your vehicle with Pepsi Co.  


Date:

12/05/2019

Phishing Subject:

SHSU Email Update

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to update your SHSU account information through a link. 


Date:

11/28/2019

Phishing Subject:

Message From Human Resource

Description:

Phishing email claiming that you have a message from SHSU Human Resources. Malicious link sends to you to a fake SHSU login site (example).


Date:

11/28/2019

Phishing Subject:

Campus Notification

Description:

Phishing email claiming to have a part time pet sitting opportunity and requiring you to reply with your personal email.


Date:

11/28/2019

Phishing Subject:

READ

Description:

Single linked SHSU with no other verbiage that will send you to a malicious site. 


Date:

11/27/2019

Phishing Subject:

***Earn Extra Cash Weekly***

Description:

Phishing email offering a flexible part-time job that encourages you to click a link to apply. 


Date:

11/20/2019

Phishing Subject:

Payroll Adjustment

Description:

Phishing email that claims to be an encrypted payroll message.


Date:

11/13/2019

Phishing Subject:

Job Opening !!!

Description:

Phishing email offering work from home employment.


Date:

10/17/2019

Description:

Scam email trying to get you to reply to email for a personal assistant opportunity


Date:

10/17/2019

Description:

Phishing email telling you to "Click Here" to find out more about a job opportunity


Date:

10/17/2019

Description:

Phishing email with a letter "from" Dr. Hoyt containing a PDF that requests your login credentials


Date:

10/15/2019

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to "click here" to confirm your account is still active. 


Date:

10/05/2019

Phishing Subject:

Action Required !!!

Description:

Phishing email that advertises an employment opportunity.


Date:

10/05/2019

Phishing Subject:

Action Required !!!

Description:

Phishing email trying to get you to click a Sam Houston State University link to update your SHSU account and avoid deactivation


Date:

09/17/2019

Phishing Subject:

Information

Description:

Phishing email telling you to "click here" for a grant opportunity. 

Additional Subjects: "Approval Note", "Approve", "Document", "Education Grant", "Important Information", "Notice"


Date:

09/07/2019

Phishing Subject:

Part-time/Job Opportunity!!!

Description:

Phishing email telling you to click a link for a SHSU job opportunity. 


Date:

09/06/2019

Phishing Subject:

MAIL ON HOLD

Description:

Phishing email asking for your SHSU credential after you click "Verify Email."


Date:

09/03/2019

Phishing Subject:

Signed Contracts Review

Description:

Phishing email asking for your SHSU credentials after you click "Preview".


Date:

08/20/2019

Phishing Subject:

Pet Care Opening

Description:

Scam email offering a seemingly legitimate job but would use you as a money mule


Date:

07/16/2019

Description:

Scam email asking you to approve or deny emails to be sent. 


Date:

07/16/2019

Phishing Subject:

Your User Name

Description:

Sextortion scam email trying to extort you for money by claiming that have embarrassing sexual information about you through your computer. 

*Additional Subject: shsu.edu security service


Date:

07/15/2019

Phishing Subject:

Pet Sitter Needed:

Description:

Scam email offering a seemingly legitimate job but would use you as a money mule


Date:

07/09/2019

Phishing Subject:

Your account is being locked

Description:

Phishing email encouraging you to click a link and enter your user information for your Office 365 account.


Date:

06/28/2019

Description:

Phishing emails encouraging you to download and listen to a voice message. 

*Additional Subject: Voice Message Attached from (502-418-7820)


Remember, if the email is not on this list, do not assume it is safe. Be sure not to click any links or attachments prior to deleting phishing emails. It is always better to "Stop. Think. Protect." than to assume and click. 

NOTE: We have worked to remove malicious content from these emails, but recommend that you do not explore any links or email addresses contained within these examples.


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