Phishing: Elon University Support Program

Posted on: July 5, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

This is a phishing email appearing to be from Elon University offering financial assistance to those experiencing hardships due to COVID-19. The email contains a malicious link to a form that requests the recipient’s personal information. Delete this email and do not click on the link. 

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Alert: Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P)

Posted on: July 5, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

A phishing email with the subject Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P) offers money to ‘qualifying’ employees due to hardships from the COVID-19 crisis. This is a phishing scam sent to gather personal information including login credentials. Do not reply or click on the link within the email.

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Alert: Email Subject Line PART TIME JOB OFFER!!

Posted on: March 29, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

A phishing email with the subject part time job offer claims to be from Samaritan’s Purse, Intl. in need of locals for part time positions during the COVID-19 crisis.  This is a phishing scam sent to initially get your alternative email address by sending it to an email address that appears to be from an HR representative.

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Alert: RE: URGENTLY

Posted on: March 9, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Several individuals received a phishing email that requests their personal information. Review details from the fraudulent email.

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Alert: Unemployment benefits claim fraud

Posted on: January 8, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment benefit claims have risen greatly. Fraudsters are taking advantage by using stolen identities to submit false unemployment claims. Here is what you need to know:

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Alert: Beware of SharePoint Phishing Scams

Posted on: January 6, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Online scammers are now using cloud services like Office 365 to steal user credentials. File sharing among colleagues and others within these services has become a common practice, and cybercriminals know this.

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Alert: Beware of Fake Job Applications Sent by Email

Posted on: September 2, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Students are being targeted by phishing emails that include fake job applications and appear to be from legitimate businesses. These messages ask students for personal information.

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Alert: The Chronicle of Higher Education Data Breach

Posted on: August 4, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Elon University was notified of a data breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where many members of our community may have accounts.

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Phishing: IMPORTANT: REVIEW & REVERT

Posted on: April 24, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

A malicious email was sent to several students appearing to come from the Office of the Registrar. The email included a password-protected PDF attachment posing as a transcript. However, a link in the attachment may install malware.

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Alert: University Executives Impersonation Request Scam

Posted on: April 8, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Personalized fraudulent messages that purport to be from university executives often try to create a sense of urgency, then attempt to move communication from email to another source by requesting a cell phone number. Remember to verify the actual email address of the sender, not just the name that is displayed in the “From” line of the message.

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