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Emergency - Reached Storage Limit 9-6-22

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Example of malicious email notifying the user that their email box is full

On September 6th,2022, a phishing email was spammed out to the DePaul University community.
The malicious email purports that the recipients mailbox is full and must click on a link to increase their mailbox storage.

The link takes victims to a non-DePaul website and is set up by the malicious actors to harvest the credentials of victims.

It is important not to take email at face value, even when it appears to come from a DePaul or other known address.

Some indicators that this email is malicious:
​- An attempt to create a sense of urgency
- Hyperlink to a non-DePaul website