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 receives a phishing email report, we will list them here.  Please note that this will never contain every phishing message you may see but generally targeted messages aimed at the EKU community. 

If you receive these emails, forward them to spam@eku.edu then please delete them from your inbox.  If you clicked on the link or responded to the email in any way, please contact the IT Support Desk at 859.622.3000 as soon as possible.

Phishing Alert: August 28, 2018

Subject: Update
Contains: Malicious link
Screenshot of scam email:

 Update

Phishing Alert: August 2018

Subject: Varied
Contains: Malicious link
Screenshot of scam email:

Phishing

Spam Alert: July 18, 2018

The following email is an example of a sextortion scam (extortion via a threat of pornography humiliation).  The scammer is posing as a hacker who has the victims username and password (previously hacked information available on a shady website or on the Dark Web) in order to use extortion for bitcoin profits. These are a scam, do not respond to the scammer and delete these emails if you receive them. 

Subject: The user’s username and password
Contains: Malicious requests for user to pay a ransom in bitcoins as part of the extortion or pay the consequences
Sent from: Unknown or generic email accounts
Screenshot of scam email:

 Sextortion Scam

Spam Alert: July 17, 2018

Subjects: Vary, depending on spammer--range from 'Job' to 'Part Time Job' to something more specific like 'Clerical Assistant $16/HR'
Contains: Malicious requests for your personal information [Don't give it], links or telephone numbers [Don't click it or call it], or attachments [Don't open]
Sent from: Unknown or generic email accounts like 'gmail.com'
Screenshot of spam emails:

Student Job Offerings  [SPAM ALERT]

Student Job Offerings  [SPAM ALERT]

Student Job Offerings  [SPAM ALERT]

Spam Alert: July 2, 2018

Subject: [ATTENTION REQUIRED] Eastern Kentucky University Revised Business Development, Implementation, and Review of Guidelines and Goals
Contains: Malicious PDF [Don't open]
Sent from: Richey, Glenda Kaye Roberts (@una.edu)
Screenshot of phishing email:

 [ATTENTION REQUIRED] Eastern Kentucky University Revised Business Development, Implementation, and Review of Guidelines and Goals

Phishing Alert: February 21, 2018

SUBJECT: IMPORTANT - *All faculty and staffs must read*
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a vttshop[dot]com site

 

 IMPORTANT - *All faculty and staffs must read*

Phishing Alert: February 13, 2018

SUBJECT:2018 Emails- Eastern Kentucky University E-mail User 
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a yolasite[dot]com site.

2018 Emails- Eastern Kentucky University E-mail User

Phishing Alert: February 5, 2018

SUBJECT: Dear EKU E-mail User (c) Copyright 2018 Eastern Kentucky University
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a site in Turkey.

 Dear EKU E-mail User (c) Copyright 2018 Eastern Kentucky University

Phishing Alert: February 4, 2018

SUBJECT:EKU E-mail User: TREAT AS URGENT
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a yolasite[dot]com site.

 TREAT AS URGENT

SUBJECT:Treat as Urgent.
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a yolasite[dot]com site.

 Treat as Urgent.

SUBJECT: Eku. Student  verification, extra security Kindly verify your e-mail within 24 hours
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a yolasite[dot]com site.

 Eku. Student  verification, extra security Kindly verify your e-mail within 24 hours
 

SUBJECT: Eastern Kentucky University E-mail User
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a yolasite[dot]com site.

 Eastern Kentucky University E-mail User

Phishing Alert: February 3, 2018

SUBJECT: Campus Update 2018 {URGENT UPDATE}
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a site in Norfolk Island.

 Campus Update 2018 {URGENT UPDATE}

SUBJECT: Greetings!
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a site in Turkey.

Phishing; Greetings!

SUBJECT: Urgent Update
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a site in Turkey.

  Urgent Update

SUBJECT: Urgent Response Required !!!
CONTAINS: Malicious link to a site in Turkey.

 Urgent Response Required!!!