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Data Security Awareness Training

Avoid Email Scams

Visit our Phishing pages for information about how to identify phishing scams and examples of some real phishing scams.

If you accidentally responded to a phishing message, or you believe that your account has been compromised, contact IT Security at security@uchicago.edu or 773-702-CERT (773-702-2378).

Compute Safely While Traveling

See our travel tip sheet for information on computer and connection security during both domestic and international travel. The tip sheet provides tips on accessing University resources, checking email, securing your wireless connection if you are using a laptop, and precautions you should take when using public computers.

Think before you share: Do not share copyrighted material

Stay informed

From: "Web-Email " <oby@oby.com>
To: Recipients &lt;oby@oby.com&gt;
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:57:01 +0000
Subject: You Must Recover Your Email ID

Body:

Dear Candidate,

Your mailbox space is almost used up
This might shut down your mail-box accessibility
or you might no longer receive more emails

You are required to immediately solve the problem by
clarifying your status now
This service is free.

Check and clarify status Now <http://tpgsc.edu.bd/wp-contient/chicago/index.htm>

Once the clarification is complete
your e-mail Box will work effectively.

Check and clarify status Now <http://tpgsc.edu.bd/wp-contient/chicago/index.htm>

We make sure that e-mail users and mail account
maintenance,authentication,customization Via
Other Mail-box Options
Quality Display, Notifications
Applications,Speech detect
Background effect,Colors
Sounds,Your account sync
settings,Narrator,Translator
High Contrast Control

Chicago 2016 Coroporate ID

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

On the scale from 0 to 10, where 10 is a totally trustworthy email, this is roughly a -7: atrocious grammar, awful links, and incorrect branding. A clear phish!

From: Giang.Le@microchip.com
To: Giang.Le@microchip.com
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:31:08 +0000
Subject: RE: Last Warning (Outlook account )

Body:

Dear Outlook User,

Your Outlook account Password expires today and you are here by to reset your password Within 24 hours else your outlook account will be disable from our database. To update your password click on Confirm Password<http://www.mencarirumah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/home/>

Thank you for using Outlook email service.

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

Not a very good phishing example - clear non-University sender and clear non-University destination. We grade this phish an F for poor grammar, generally weak punctuation and capitalization, and an overall lack of effort.

From: Administrator <orner002@umn.edu>
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 6:31 AM
Subject: [Secure Mail] Important Immediate Action Required

Body:

A message to terminate your email account 

The process has begun by our administrator. 

Because we have detected an irregular activity. 

Please give us 2 hours to terminate your account OR. 

Sign in here to cancel termination <http://www.efestoforni.com/uchicago.edu.html>  

Failure to cancel termination will result to closure of your account 

Thanks 
University of Chicago

From: "Alkhalifa, Mansour Abdula" <alkhalifam@student.swosu.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:20:20 +0000
Subject: Re-Validate To Secure Your Account

Body:

Recently, we have detect some unusual activity on your account and as a result, all email users are urged to update their email account within 24 hours of receiving this e-mail, using the update link: Click Here <http://uchicagoedu.weebly.com/> to confirm that your email account is up to date with the institution requirement.

Thanks for your Co-Operation.

Regards,

Thanks,

ITS Services Desk

Copyright (c) 2016 Chicago University,All rights reserved.

From: Shahad Hamed Mohammed Alomrani <u105503@student.squ.edu.om>
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:01 PM
Subject: UPDATE

Body:

Due to database maintenance equipment that is happening in our uchicago.edu mail message center. Our chicago University message center must be reset due to the large number of spam messages we receive daily in our database. The maintenance of quarantine will help us avoid this dilemma every day and with the new improved software will provides our chicago University with a secure mail system and new security system to protect our chicago University users from getting their chicago University accounts being hacked.

 

To validate your chicago University Email mailbox, kindly Click Here <http://uchicagoedu.weebly.com/>

to visit the chicago University customer secure LINK specified on this email and fill out the account validation form to validate your chicago University email powered account:

 

 

Thanks.

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