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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.

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 are reports of an uptick in Coronavirus-related scams. For more information, check out Coronavirus advice from the FTC.

Verdict Subject Date Abstract
Confirmed Phish
JOB FORUM or JOBFORUM 08/03/2020

JOB TITLE:

Brand Ambassador

Confirmed Phish
Xerox_Scan 380263 08/03/2020

You have received a document from a Xerox Scanner

Legitimate Email
Personalized Medical Guidance Orientation Webinar 7/22/20 07/22/2020

Your IMPACT Employee Assistance Program provides you with access to Personalized Medical Guidance Powered by PinnacleCare....

Confirmed Phish
No Subject 07/21/2020

Hello,

User shared with you a document to review .

Confirmed Phish
No Subject 07/21/2020

Available? Cell phone number?

 

Department Chair

OHIO UNIVERSITY

Confirmed Phish
OBI Password change notice 07/20/2020

This is an automated notice that your OBI password has updated successfully.

Confirmed Phish
Faculty Evaluation.docx 07/16/2020

itsuserdesk001@gmail.com has shared the following document:

Confirmed Phish
Assessment: July 16TH 07/16/2020

Confirm if you are free? Need you to run a quick request. Get back to me as soon as you can.
 

Confirmed Phish
New Blackboard Message 07/15/2020

[1] You have a new message in your inbox, click on the following link:

Confirmed Phish
Mr/Mrs [Your Name] 07/14/2020
i 'll need you to run a quick task, let me know if you're unoccupied.
Confirmed Phish
Urgent Invoice Past Due 07/13/2020

Hello [last name, first name],
 

Confirmed Phish
Unread Msgs. 07/10/2020

Office has 5 emails pending in cloud for your release...

Legitimate Email
FY21 Salary Review 07/01/2020

The Information Security Office has verified the following message to be a legitimate Ohio University communication.

The message contains a PDF attachment from Ohio University Human Resources regarding fiscal year 2021 salary information with furlough reduction information.

Confirmed Phish
Xerox - Completed Document 06/30/2020

You've received a document from a Xerox Scanner­.

It was scanned and sent to you using a Xerox WorkCentre on Office 365 Portal.

Confirmed Phish
<empty> 06/23/2020

Available?

Confirmed Phish
Vishing Scam 06/22/2020

There are reports of an uptick in University vishing scams.

Confirmed Phish
Job Opportunity! 06/18/2020

I am Marc Richard and I work as a clinical counselor for the department
of Disability of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Confirmed Phish
<empty> 06/17/2020

Hi [recipient name here]. Are you available

Confirmed Phish
Part Time PA 06/05/2020

Professor Tom  is new in Ohio and he is looking to hire a student as his PA on a part time basis...

Confirmed Phish
Spongebob [Your Password] 06/04/2020

𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲Spongebob𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱