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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 slightly 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 spammed out from compromised DePaul University email accounts. The malicious... 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