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Your account has been compromised - 5-9-22

Your account has been compromised - 5-9-22

On May 9,2022, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s).  The malicious email impersonates DePaul University's Admin... read more

Verify Your Office 365 - 4-17-22

Verify Your Office 365 - 4-17-22

​​​Screenshot of malicious email: ​On April 17th, 2022 a phishing email was spammed out from a compromised DePaul University email account. The malicious email purports... read more

Message Incident - New Messages Will Return - 4-5-22

Message Incident - New Messages Will Return - 4-5-22

​Screenshot of malicious email: On April 5​th, 2022, compromised community member email account(s) were utilized to send out email to the DePaul community reporting that... read more

Credit Card Declined- 3-21-22

Credit Card Declined- 3-21-22

On March 21st, 2022, a message phishing email was sent out from compromised DePaul University email accounts.The malicious email purports that the organization that handles credit... read more

Scan From Printer - 3-11-22

Scan From Printer - 3-11-22

​Screenshot of Malicious email: ​ On March 11th, 2022, a phishing campaign originating from an external account was sent to a variety of DePaul staff members. The phishing email... read more

Job Application for Secret Shopper - 2-17-22

Job Application for Secret Shopper - 2-17-22

Screenshot of malicious email: On February 17th, 2022, there was a job scam email that was sent out from a compromised University email address. This is similar to the job scams the... read more

Your Microsoft Account Expired 2-15-22

Your Microsoft Account Expired 2-15-22

Screenshot of malicious email: On February 15th, 2022, a phishing email was sent to some DePaul University inboxes from a non-DePaul email account(s). A majority of these emails were... read more

Credit Card Declined - 2-14-22

Credit Card Declined - 2-14-22

Screenshot of malicious email: On February 13th, 2022, a message phishing email was sent out from compromised DePaul University email accounts.

Important Update from HR-1-18-22

Important Update from HR-1-18-22

Screenshot of malicious email: On January 18th and 19th, 2022, an email purporting to come from HR and containing important information was sent out to the DePaul community from... read more

Account Update 1-4-22

Account Update 1-4-22

On January 4th, 2022, a phishing email was spammed out from a compromised DePaul University email account. The malicious email purports that the recipient must click on a link to update their... read more

Piano Giveaway 12-2-21

Piano Giveaway 12-2-21

On December 2nd, 2021, a new variant of the piano giveaway scam was spammed out by compromised community member email accounts. The malicious email encourages recipients to text... read more

UNICEF Job Opportunity - 11-18-21

UNICEF Job Opportunity - 11-18-21

Screenshot of malicious email: On November 18th, 2021, there was a job scam email that was sent out from a compromised University email address. This... read more

Mailbox is Almost Full 11-18-21

Mailbox is Almost Full 11-18-21

Screenshot of malicious email: On November 18th, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from a compromised DePaul University email account.  The... read more

Covid Test Results Phishing - 11/05/21

Covid Test Results Phishing - 11/05/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On November 5th, 2021, covid-themed phishing emails were sent to some DePaul Univeristy inboxes from non-DePaul email account(s). A majority of these emails were... read more

Password Expiration Phishing - 10/26/21

Password Expiration Phishing - 10/26/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On October 26th, 2021, a password expiration themed phishing email was sent out from external non-DePaul email account(s).The malicious email claims that the... read more

Cryptocurrency Job Scam - 10/15/21

Cryptocurrency Job Scam - 10/15/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On October 15th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised DePaul community member email address(es).The malicious email encourages... read more

Pandemic Relief Scam - 10/13/21

Pandemic Relief Scam - 10/13/21

Screenshot of malicious email: In mid-October, 2021, compromised DePaul community member accounts sent out fraudulent scam messages pertaining to pandemic relief funds.The malicious email... read more

Sextortion Scam - 10/11/21

Sextortion Scam - 10/11/21

Screenshot of part of one variant of the malicious email:In mid-October, 2021, the Information Security Team noticed a slight resurgence of so-called "sextortion" scams. This type of... read more

HR/Financial Message Covid Relief Phishing - 09/29/21

HR/Financial Message Covid Relief Phishing - 09/29/21

​​Screenshot of malicious email: On September 29th, 2021, a financial message/covid-relief themed phishing email was sent out from compromised DePaul University email accounts. The... read more

Email Migration Phishing - 09/29/21

Email Migration Phishing - 09/29/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 29th, 2021, an email migration-themed phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email accounts. The malicious email claims... read more

New Piano Giveaway Scam Variant - 09/29/21

New Piano Giveaway Scam Variant - 09/29/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 29th, 2021, a new variant of the piano giveaway scam was spammed out by compromised community member email accounts.The malicious email encourages... read more

Recover Pending Messages Phishing - 09/29/21

Recover Pending Messages Phishing - 09/29/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 29th, 2021, an external (gmail) address was used to target DePaul inboxes with phishing materials.The malicious email claims that the recipient needs to... read more

"DC.docx" Google Doc Phishing - 09/24/21

"DC.docx" Google Doc Phishing - 09/24/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 24th, 2021, phishing originating from external accounts was sent to a variety of DePaul staff members. This phishing variant has been seen occasionally... read more

Covid Allowance Scam - 09/23/21

Covid Allowance Scam - 09/23/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 23rd, 2021, compromised community member email account(s) were utilized to spam Covid-19 relief allowance/grant scam materials.The malicious email... read more

Piano Giveaway Scam - 09/22/21

Piano Giveaway Scam - 09/22/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 22nd, 2021, compromised community member email addresses were utilized in spamming out another round of the piano giveaway scam (see 07/26/21... read more

"Are you available?" Gift Card Scam - 09/22/21

"Are you available?" Gift Card Scam - 09/22/21

Screenshot of malicious email: During the month of September, DePaul University staff and faculty were once more targeted by scammers impersonating their colleagues. This is a very common scam,... read more

Personal Assistant Job Scam - 09/21/21

Personal Assistant Job Scam - 09/21/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 21st, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised community member email addresses. These are the same job scams that... read more

Document Review Phishing - 09/20/21

Document Review Phishing - 09/20/21

​Screenshot of malicious email: ​ On September 20th, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s). The malicious email purports that the... read more

Pell Grant Scam - 09/14/21

Pell Grant Scam - 09/14/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 14th, 2021, a malicious email purporting to be a Pell grant application notification was sent out. Upon further investigation by the security team,... read more

UNICEF/WHO Job Scams - 09/14/21

UNICEF/WHO Job Scams - 09/14/21

Screenshot of UNICEF variant of scam: On September 14th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised community member email addresses. These are the same job scams... read more

WHO Internship Scam - 09/10/21

WHO Internship Scam - 09/10/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 10th, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job... read more

[Email Notification] Information Security Alert - Malicious Phishing

[Email Notification] Information Security Alert - Malicious Phishing

[COPY OF NOTIFICATION EMAIL]Greetings, As the quarter begins and learning kicks off, we are hoping to provide you with some information regarding recent scams, to help keep you safe. Below are some... read more

Financial Aid Message Phishing - 09/09/21

Financial Aid Message Phishing - 09/09/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 9th, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s). The malicious email impersonates the department... read more

Administrative Assistant Job Scam - 09/09/21

Administrative Assistant Job Scam - 09/09/21

Screenshot of malicious email: ​ On September 9th, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email addresses. There are a few variants in this... read more

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 09/08/21

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 09/08/21

Screenshot of malicious email: In early September, 2021, another variant of the recent job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams... read more

Assistant Job Scam - 09/02/21

Assistant Job Scam - 09/02/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 2nd, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email address(es). These are the same job scams... read more

Fake Account Activity Phishing - 08/31/21

Fake Account Activity Phishing - 08/31/21

​Screenshot of malicious email: On August 31st, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s). The malicious email impersonates DePaul... read more

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 08/28/21

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 08/28/21

​ Screenshot of malicious email: In late August, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams that the... read more

Job Scam - 08/27/21

Job Scam - 08/27/21

​​Screenshot of one variant of the malicious email: Screenshot of another variant of the malicious email: In late August, 2021, there was another round of... read more

"Urgent" Document Phishing - 08/25/21

"Urgent" Document Phishing - 08/25/21

​Screenshot of malicious email: ​In late August, 2021, a credential harvesting campaign was seen at DePaul, sent out from compromised University email addresses.​The malicious email... read more

Voicemail Phishing - 07/28/21

Voicemail Phishing - 07/28/21

​​​​​​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 28th, 2021, there was another round of the common voicemail scams that have previously targeted DePaul University.The malicious email purports to be a... read more

Piano Giveaway Scam - 07/26/21

Piano Giveaway Scam - 07/26/21

​​​Screenshot of malicious email:  On July 26th, 2021, the piano giveaway scam that has recently been targeting the DePaul University community saw another resurgence.The scam campaign was... read more

Payment Receipt Scam - 07/26/21

Payment Receipt Scam - 07/26/21

​​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 26th, 2021, a common form of scam in which malicious actors attempt to impersonate accounts payable was seen at DePaul.The scam campaign was sent through a... read more

Job Scam - 07/20/21

Job Scam - 07/20/21

​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 20th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams that the Information... read more

Hiring Scam - 04/20/21

Hiring Scam - 04/20/21

​​Greetings,This email is to alert you to a resurgence of the hiring scams that have been targeting the DePaul University community in recent history.As previously, the scam emails are sent from... read more