Phishing Line

Please find below a safe viewing area that covers the recent phishing attacks encountered by users’ at Plymouth University. It is anticipated that a rolling one years’ worth of emails are to be presented here.

The following emails have been reproduced in a pictorial form with the links highlighted for evidence.
For information on how to identify Phishing Emails, please refer to this SEC-GDL-005-Anatomy of a Phishing Email document.

Date Subject Line Main Theme Safe Viewing Link
10/04/2017 09:56 Staff News! Attempting to obtain University email account credentials Staff News!.
10/04/2017 00:27 New Payroll Information Attempting to obtain University email account credentials New Payroll Information.
01/04/2017 13:08 Violation of Spam Policy Attempting to obtain University email account credentials Violation of Spam Policy.
28/03/2017 17:44 Information Concerning You Attempting to infect computer Information Concerning You.
25/03/2017 06:31 Netflix Membership Incentive to provide details Netflix Membership.
02/2017 HR Pay Rise Incentive to provide details HR Pay Rise.

20/12/2016 08:47 TV Licensing Refund pending. (ID Ticket#:46454) Refund Notification TV Licensing Refund.
12/12/2016 09:55 You still have an outstanding vehicle tax refund (Ticket Ref#:17702) Refund Notification Vehicle Tax Refund.
01/06/2016 09:30 RE: IT Services Maintenance Notice, Wednesday, 1 June Maintenance and IT System Alerts IT Service Maintenance Notice.
01/06/2016 ActionFraud release details of a targeted phishing campaign against students surrounding an educational grant from the Department of Education http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/phishing-attack-targeting-university-students-may16.
24/03/2016 BBC releases details of two current phishing scams supposedly coming from TalkTalk and Argos Watchdog Wednesday – two clever new scams
23/03/2016 01:57 Plymouth Account Verification Service Virus notification Account Verification
17/02/2016 13:05 Fw: Dear Cruise Passenger- Please help me find out why you TIPS! Survey Passenger Survey
09/02/2016 07:54 RE: IT Service Help Desk Upgrade account IT Service Help Desk
19/01/2016 11:40 Chaps Payment Request for wire transfer Chaps Payment
14/01/2016 13:31 Request Request for wire transfer Request
12/01/2016 15:36 Apple and iCloud Suspension Account suspension Apple and iCloud Suspension

28/12/2015 17:06 Dont forget to claim your gift from Aldi Free gift Free Gift
21/12/2015 17:06 Your Gift From Argos Free Gift Free Gift
17/12/2015 17:50 Quota Limit Mailbox quota Quota Limit
06/12/2015 17:50 We’re investigating your unauthorised PayPal transaction… Unauthorised transaction Unauthorised transaction
26/11/2015 07:08 Employee & Staff Notice Upgrade account Employee & Staff Notice
20/11/2015 10:07 IT’S Service Desk Upgrade account IT’S Service Desk
03/11/2015 08:23 RE: help desk Upgrade account RE: help desk
29/10/2015 08:06 RE: Faculty&Staff-Portal Upgrade Account RE: Faculty&Staff-Portal
26/10/2015 15:38 RE: ADMIN notification Password Change RE: ADMIN notification
26/10/2015 09:01 RE: Urgent (Staff Only) Incident Report # 82019300 Increase Mailbox RE: Urgent (Staff Only) Incident Report # 82019300
21/10/2015 10:14 INVOICE FOR PAYMENT – 7500005791 Seeking a response INVOICE FOR PAYMENT – 7500005791
09/10/2015 10:24 Your latest DHL invoice: MSE7396821 Infected attachment Your latest DHL invoice: MSE7396821
08/10/2015 02:21 Anti/virus Upgrade account Anti/virus
06/10/2015 21:32 RE: IT Service/helpdesk Upgrade account RE: IT Service/helpdesk
05/10/2015 19:34 Admin Account Update Dated 5th October, 2015 Upgrade account Admin Account Update
28/09/2015 10:28 RE: help desk mail Upgrade account RE: help desk mail
21/09/2015 16:14 ITS Service Desk Upgrade account ITS Service Desk
18/09/2015 11:04 RE: Admin/helpdesk Update account RE: Admin/helpdesk
17/09/2015 22:07 Alumni & Friends File share Alumni and Friends
12/09/2015 09:49 Please Login to Update Your Account informations.! Update Account Update Your Account informations
11/09/2015 09:51 RE: ITS Help Desk Upgrade Account RE: ITS Help Desk
28/08/2015 11:20 From: user Unknown From ….
25/08/2015 12:20 Your PayPal Account Logged Form Another Device Upgrade Account PayPal
19/08/2015 11:24 ICT Help-Desk Upgrade Account ICT Help-Desk
18/08/2015 07:15 Update Password Update Account Update Password
14/08/2015 06:22 RE: ITS Help Desk Upgrade Account RE: ITS Help Desk
13/08/2015 10:14 Account Resolution Request Unusual Account Activity Account Resolution Request
11/08/2015 04:26 RE: Incident #82019300 (Staff Only) Increase Mailbox RE: Incident #82019300 (Staff Only)
11/08/2015 01:03 New Research “Click here to read email” New Research
06/08/2015 10:08 Your password expires Update account Your password expires
05/08/2015 17:01 no subject Re-validate email no subject
30/07/2015 03:40 From: Andrew …. Unknown From: Andrew …
20/07/2015 10:49 R: Faculty and Staff Form Submission Update Account R: Faculty and Staff Form Submission
01/07/2015 11:52 HMRC taxes application with reference D84I R0GO ZNGK FTAO received Download Document HMRC taxes
29/06/2015 03:21 Reply: Peter Goodman Embedded Link Reply Peter Goodman
27/06/2015 16:38 RE: IT Service Desk Support Re-validate account IT Service Desk Support
27/06/2015 16:36 Your password will expire in 2 Hours Activate account Your password will expire in 2 Hours
26/06/2015 07:03 no subject Upgrade account no subject
22/06/2015 08:43 RE: IT Service Desk Support Update account IT Service Desk Support
19/06/2015 08:17 RE: IT Service Desk Support Upgrade account IT Service Desk Support
18/06/2015 08:24 RE: ITS Service Desk Upgrade account ITS Service Desk
10/06/2015 09:09 RE: IT Service Desk Support New Service IT Service Desk Support
08/06/2015 14:15 RE: Email Administrator Account Enablement Email Administrator
07/06/2015 08:49 Eastern European Email Unknown Eastern European Email
06/06/2015 20:55 Your Amazon.co.uk Account Activate Account Amazon.co.uk Account
06/06/2015 09:47 Eastern European Email Unknown Eastern European Email
03/06/2015 17:13 [Blackboard Learning] Unread Messages [Blackboard Learning]
28/05/2015 00:36 Your Apple ID was just used to download… Payment Receipt Payment Receipt
27/05/2015 01:55 MICROSOFT EMAIL FOR STAFF MIGRATION Upgrade Account Microsoft Email
26/05/2015 10:21 RE: Dear Mailbox User Upgrade Account Dear Mailbox User
23/05/2015 11:07 Dear Account User Verify Account Dear Account User
22/05/2015 19:28 iTunes Gift Card Payment Receipt iTunes Gift Card
22/05/2015 14:44 iTunes Gift Card Payment Receipt iTunes Gift Card
21/05/2015 07:27 Help Desk Center Verify account Help Desk Center
20/05/2015 14:20 Your Apple ID was just used to download… Payment Receipt Payment Receipt
19/05/2015 03:22 Important Notice Evaluation of product Important Notice
18/05/2015 14:07 Your Receipt Payment Receipt Payment Receipt
18/05/2015 08:23 [ID: 4F34] Identity Check [E:4F34] Verify Identity Identity Check
17/05/2015 01:57 Payment Receipt Your Receipt Your Receipt
16/05/2015 01:08 Mail Upgrade Upgrade account Mail Upgrade
15/05/2015 10:56 Re-validate account RE: Faculty Mail Service Faculty Mail Service
14/05/2015 17:23 Mail Upgrade Upgrade account Mail Upgrade
14/05/2015 11:38 Parcel received Print information Parcel received
14/05/2015 08:42 RE: ITS help desk ADMIN TEAM Validate account RE: ITS help desk
14/05/2015 02:31 Faculty/staff/survey Complete survey Faculty/staff/survey
13/05/2015 10:40 Email Alert: from help-desk admin! Upgrade account Email Alert
13/05/2015 10:26 Alert Confirm account Alert
12/05/2015 14:32 Re : you need to confirm your pay pal accounts Confirm account Pay Pal
11/05/2015 16:08 Your receipt Payment receipt Your receipt
11/05/2015 14:52 Your receipt Payment receipt Your receipt
11/05/2015 10:48 ICT Service Update Account ICT Service
11/05/2015 00:01 App Store Download Download Confirmation App Store Download
09/05/2015 13:15 App Store Download Download Confirmation App Store Download
09/05/2015 12:48 App Store Download Download Confirmation App Store Download
08/05/2015 10:09 Faculty and Staff Update Re-validate Account Faculty and Staff Update
05/05/2015 09:47 ICT Service Desk Upgrade Account ICT Service Desk
15/04/2015 19:07 Order Confirmation Online Order Order Confirmation
15/04/2015 10:54 RE: HELP-DESK Update Account RE: HELP-DESK
04/04/2015 04:52 RE: Help Desk Team!!! Password Change RE: Help Desk Team!!!
01/04/2015 17:18 Secure Update Verify Account Secure Update
26/03/2015 05:04 RE: Quota mail size 97% Webmail Cleanup/upgrade RE: Quota mail size 97%
25/03/2015 14:02 System Administrator Upgrade acount System Administrator
25/03/2015 10:37 Faculty/Staff/ Survey Participate in Survey Faculty/Staff/ Survey
20/03/2015 10:54 RE: E-space Upgrade Upgrade Account E-space Upgrade
18/03/2015 16:05 System Service Desk Account Validation System Service Desk
18/03/2015 10:30 Confirmation of Booking Infected attachment Confirmation of Booking
18/03/2015 06:03 RE: ITS Help Desk Support Center Verify Account RE: ITS Help Desk Support Center
11/03/2015 09:34 RE: 2015 ITS Help Desk Support Center Upgrade Account 2015 ITS Help Desk
11/03/2015 09:34 RE: Faculty and staff Mailbox Message ! Upgrade Account Mailbox Message
07/03/2015 21:49 [IncidentCode]: ID:338.90.8Admin Upgrade Account IncidentCode
06/03/2015 07:19 RE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION Update Account Important Information
05/03/2015 08:24 Mailbox Alert Validate Account Mailbox Alert
04/03/2015 09:44 Company name – Review Notification Account Review Company name – Review Notification
04/03/2015 08:00 RE: ITS HELP DESK Complete Survey RE: ITS Help Desk
26/02/2015 02:37 My Dear Winner!!! Send details My Dear Winner!!!
25/02/2015 09:40 RE: Mailbox Message Complete Survey RE: Mailbox Message
25/02/2015 08:42 RE: Mailbox Message Upgrade Account RE: Mailbox Message
18/02/2015 11:19 Final Alert!!! Dispute N 5656376 Online transaction Final Alert!!! Dispute N 5656376
17/02/2015 15:42 iCloud Final Notice Account validation iCloud Final Notice
17/02/2015 13:41 RE: HELP-DESK-VALIDATION Upgrade account RE: HELP-DESK-VALIDATION
13/02/2015 08:38 Re: ADMIN HELP DESK Update account Re: ADMIN HELP DESK
12/02/2015 08:32 RE: ITS help desk Upgrade account RE: ITS help desk
12/02/2015 08:14 RE: ITS help desk Upgrade account RE: ITS help desk
11/02/2015 19:11 company name – Important Notification Register for vouchers Important Notification
10/02/2015 06:42 RE: Outlook Web Apps? Upgrade account RE: Outlook Web Apps?
09/02/2015 13:15 Re: IT Help Desk Update Form Re: IT Help Desk
09/02/2015 08:03 RE: SERVICE HELP-DESK Upgrade account RE: SERVICE HELP-DESK
06/02/2015 08:11 Re-Validate Your Mailbox Upgrade account Administrator Help Desk
05/02/2015 16:37 Email Update Verify account Email Update
04/02/2015 13:04 RE: Administrator Help Desk Upgrade account Administrator Help Desk
30/01/2015 10:15 bank name – Staying safe online Verify Account Staying Safe Online
29/01/2015 16:58 bank name Important Notification Verify Account Important Notification
29/01/2015 08:59 Private Donation Email Scam Private Donation
27/01/2015 07:57 Help Desk Mailbox quota Help Desk #1
27/01/2015 07:57 Help Desk Mailbox quota Help Desk #2
26/01/2015 08:17 Help Desk Mailbox quota Help Desk
19/01/2015 12:36 Help Desk Mailbox quota Help Desk
15/01/2015 14:43 Payment Advice – Advice Ref:[GB514455] / CHAPS Credit Payment advice Payment Advice #1
15/01/2015 14:39 Payment Advice – Advice Ref:[GB722656] / CHAPS Credit Payment advice Payment Advice #2
14/01/2015 18:22 www.facebook.com Congratulations Winning account Facebook
14/01/2015 09:08 Latest Update!!! Mailbox quota Latest Update
13/01/2015 08:15 Your mailbox is almost full Mailbox quota Mailbox
05/01/2015 13:36 Quota Limit Mailbox quota Quota Limit

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