Malicious email alert: UW acct phishing

Yet another phishing email. This one gets credit for having an interesting sounding web address in any case- techembryo.com. You can see the web address by hovering your mouse (don’t click) over the link below that says View Details.

This one has a plausible sounding sender address, but we can’t rely on sender address for proof of legitimacy because sender address can be easily “spoofed.” The only way to tell if an email is legit is to hover over the link and see where it really goes.

Subject: IT HelpDesk

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:25:17 -0500

From: University of Washington <helpdesk@uw.edu>

You have one new message from Mercer IT HelpDesk regarding your mail account.

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University of Washington