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Phish Bowl

The Phish Bowl is a new tool designed to promote phishing awareness. Phishing is the top social attack on businesses, responsible for more than 90% of security breaches. There is no concrete way to prevent phishing attacks, meaning awareness is our strongest line of defense. As phishing messages are reported, they will be posted here along with a verdict and a date. Phishing messages come in a variety of formats. Be sure to check out types of phishing messages to see common phishing attempts the University receives.

Did you receive an email with questionable legitimacy? Report it to security@ohio.edu, and a Security Analyst will investigate the message. They will provide a confirmation about the emails legitimacy and post it here depending on the impact and how elaborate the message is. Below is a searchable table that shows reported phishing messages that OHIO employees and students have received.

There have been reports across the nation about a new phishing campaign where scammers are promising access to the vaccine in exchange for sensitive personal information, as well as companies selling fake treatments promising to cure or prevent Covid-19. Additionally, there are reports of an uptick in other Coronavirus-related scams. For more information, check out Coronavirus advice from the FTC.

Verdict Subject Date Abstract
Confirmed Phish
Password Reset for Ohio 01/13/2021

Hello,

Password for [REDACTED Email] expires today

Confirmed Phish
Part-Time Tasks! 01/13/2021

Good Day,

I will like to refer you to a part-time customer assessment job, You will be paid....

Confirmed Phish
enroll 01/11/2021

Hello,
 
There's an ongoing survey recruitment exercise....

Confirmed Phish
Hiring Ohio Uni Student 12/21/2020

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19 ,Also affecting....

Confirmed Phish
Virtual Assistant Needed 12/08/2020

   Hello,

We Are In need of a Virtual Administrator Assistant in your location for only flexible 4 hours per week and get paid $350 weekly.

Confirmed Phish
ELECTION FRAUD – National Investigation of the MEDIA concluded Thanksgiving weekend 2020 12/04/2020

In October 2018 - I provided our Government with a sketch of the Control Room at St. James' Palace because the Lord Jesus Christ told me that when the Authorities went in to seize the computers that were used in my Stalking they would also......

Confirmed Phish
Doc(s) Daily delivery #-00879436 12/03/2020

You have a new fax! Click the attachment to view..

Confirmed Phish
CONFIRMATION OF EMPLOYMENT 10/23/2020

Dear [Insert Name],

 I am pleased to offer you the position to work as my PA.....

Confirmed Phish
Ohio Alert 10/22/2020

Your Ohio edu account will be deactivated shortly

Confirmed Phish
Re: [Subject of a Previous Message] 10/06/2020

Phish leverages reply feature from a compromised user's inbox appending malicious link to document in the reply. Wording such as "Review the attached docs. We need your reaction. OPEN THE DOCUMENT" is used to motivate the victim to click. 

 

Confirmed Phish
OHIO COVID-19 INFORMATION 10/01/2020

Dear students,
Ohio University Health professionals.....

Legitimate Email
Drug Free Workplace Reminder 09/30/2020

Verified legitimate University Human Resources communication. Drug-free workplace information.

Confirmed Phish
22 September, 2020, Office | Ohio Ref- #30945e06-f3c7-4de8-a843-083ba99ebe2f 09/22/2020

We have detected a message that did not reach you...

Confirmed Phish
WORK STUDY 09/21/2020

Dear Interns,

My name is Dr DONALD KITTINGER..and I am the Online employment co-ordinator for Human resources  employment team.

Confirmed Phish
Fwd: [Recent Subject From Your Mailbox] 09/11/2020

This malicious email uses familiar subject line and message with an additional malicious link. Greetings! Document password:: 1314

Confirmed Phish
Update 09/08/2020

Your ohio edu account will be De-activated shortly

Confirmed Phish
Flexible Job Oppurtunity ( Student and Staff) Ohio University 09/08/2020

Dear Students and Staffs

You have been offered a Job Opportunity at the convenience of your home During this period
This job can be done at your leisure, taking at most 2-3 times a week and earn up to $450 weekly

 

Confirmed Phish
MEMO FROM HR 09/03/2020

Greetings

You have a message from the Human Resources Department

Confirmed Phish
Send me your available cell number 09/02/2020

Send me your available cell number

Confirmed Phish
Ohio Alert... 08/31/2020

Your ohio edu account will be De-activated shortly
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