Recent Examples of Suspicious Emails

Recent Examples of Suspicious Email

This example looks like it came from UTK, however their Information Technology office is not in Piscataway, NJ.
screenshot of faked email from UTK office in New Jersey
This email has the same name in the From and To field. Also, the *HERE* link was to a weebly site, and not any site associated with UTHSC
screenshot of email shows same from and to addresses

This is another attempt to give away your NetID and password.  There is no TO field in this email, so you can’t verify if it was sent only to you or a mass of people. The link is not to a UTHSC site, but to docs.google.
screenshot of fake email with suspicious embedded links

Two Recent Phishing Examples

In the first example (select thumbnail below to see details), a phony webpage has been created to look like a UTK OIT webmail site:

thumbnail utk email page

In the second example, an email that appears to be from Pay Pal has a return address that is an unknown third party:

bogus pay pal email screen shot

 

Storage Limit/Upgrade email

Many UTHSC community members received this e-mail on 02/04/2016. This message is not from UT or UTHSC. Do not respond, do not click on any link, and immediately delete it.

  • If you have already clicked on the link and entered any personal information—including your UTHSC password--immediately change your password AND contact UTHSC Help Desk. An ITS Service Representative will check your account for any malicious activity that may already have been carried out by the sender of the phishing message.
  • If you have any concern that your e-mail account may be compromised, contact Help Desk at (901) 448-2222 ext. 1 or at helpdesk@uthsc.edu.
  • See the screenshot example below:

02-04 image of fake upgrade notice

UTHSC Helpdesk

Many UTHSC community members received this e-mail on 02/02/2016. This message is not from UT or UTHSC. Do not respond, do not click on any link, and immediately delete it.

  • If you have already clicked on the link and entered any personal information—including your UTHSC password--immediately change your password AND contact UTHSC Help Desk. An ITS Service Representative will check your account for any malicious activity that may already have been carried out by the sender of the phishing message.
  • If you have any concern that your e-mail account may be compromised, contact Help Desk at (901) 448-2222 ext. 1 or at helpdesk@uthsc.edu.

subject helpdesk fake email says "click here to upgrade you UTHSC Mailbox limit"

 

IT Broadcast Notification

Many UTHSC community members received this e-mail on 02/02/2016. This message is not from UT or UTHSC. Do not respond, do not click on any link, and immediately delete it.

  • If you have already clicked on the link and entered any personal information—including your UTHSC password--immediately change your password AND contact UTHSC Help Desk. An ITS Service Representative will check your account for any malicious activity that may already have been carried out by the sender of the phishing message.
  • If you have any concern that your e-mail account may be compromised, contact Help Desk at (901) 448-2222 ext. 1 or at helpdesk@uthsc.edu.

screen shot of fake email subject: IT Broadcast Notification

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