Monthly Archives: September 2016

Phish of the day- emails held hostage

Today’s phishing example shows off a new technique- threatening to withhold your email until you click link and provide acct information. Not only does it inspire panic, but also curiosity- aren’t you dying to know what those 2 emails are?! I am too, but not enough to get phished.

From: Bodnar, Brittanee Sue [mailto:brittanee.bodnar@wsu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:03 AM
To: Bodnar, Brittanee Sue
Subject: Upgrade your account

Your Two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to a recent upgrade to our data, In order to receive the messages CLICK HERE to login and wait for response from Administrator, we  apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding