Georgia Highlands College RSS Information Security https://www.highlands.edu Georgia Highlands College RSS Information Security Fri, 03 Feb 2012 03:19:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://www.highlands.edu/site/rss/?feed=12 <![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- Re: IT Helpdesk ]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=667 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:26:38 +0000 Mark Huguet https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=667 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Thursday, January 26, 2016. An example of the message follows:

To All FaultyStaff

 

 

We currently upgraded our Server to 50GB inbox space.Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space.

Your emails won't be delivered by our server,unless email account is confirmed.

protecting your email account is our primary concern,

for account update [Redacted]

should you have any questions please contact the IT Helpdesk.

 

 

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.

 Copyright ©2015 ITS Help Desk .

 

 

 

 

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 


 

Please do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your account credentials via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

 

Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

 

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external (non-highlands.edu) website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

 

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- RE-VALIDATE YOUR MAILBOX (Georgia Highlands College)]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=660 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:35:51 +0000 Mark Huguet https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=660 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Thursday, January 14, 2016. An example of the message follows:

 

Georgia Highlands College technology maintenance system is covered by Powered by the Acalog™ Academic Catalog Management System™ (ACMS™), Our 2016 new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar, web-documents and the new 2016 anti-Spamversion and other value features includes.

 
Please use the link below to update the new Owa/outlook improved web-mail.[Redacted]  to update or Copy and paste the Link on your Browser: [Redacted]
 
Notice: be informed you are to fill out your User-name, E-mail and Security key/Password.
 
Regards,
IT Service Desk Support.
© Regents of Georgia Highlands College
3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome,
GA 30161, United States
 

 


 

Please do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your account credentials via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

 

Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

 

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external (non-highlands.edu) website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

 

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- ]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=637 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:43:35 +0000 Mark Huguet https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=637 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Sunday, November 29, 2015. An example of the message follows:

Highland technology maintenance is covered by HCC Creative Group Technology Support Center, our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar, web-documents and the new 2015 anti-Spam version and other value features includes.

 

Please use the link below to update the new Owa/outlook improved web-mail. CLICK HERE to update or Copy and paste the Link on your Browser:  

 

Notice: be informed you are to fill out your User-name, E-mail and Security key/Password.

Regards,

IT Service Desk Support.

Copyright © 2015

© 2015 Highland Community College

2998 W. Pearl City Rd

Freeport, IL 61032

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- INFORMATION FOR YOU!!]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=635 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:29:52 +0000 Mark Huguet https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=635 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Thursday, October 05, 2015. An example of the message follows:

>Good day,
>
>Thank you for your mail. I am a, staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC). I am contacting you concerning our customer and, an investment placed under our banks management 6 years ago.
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>I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.
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>In 2006, the subject matter; ref: bb/boc/bank/0012 came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.
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>I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In mid 2010, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Europe. He direc
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>In January last year, we got a call from the security firm informing us that the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit , and I could not understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate him I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of the bank of china. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently he was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Canne, South of France. We were soon enough able to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer an
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>In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. The investigation did not ever yield any result My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit. According to practice, the firm will by the end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to BOC, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to BOC. This will result in the money entering the BOC accounting system and the portfolio wi
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>What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is US$ 8,370,000.00 deposited , I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as BOC is concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward. This is the situation.
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>This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man's family; they have investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end.
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>My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position to give instruction for the release of the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.
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>I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer I will then officially communicate with firm and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions.
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>I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity
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>If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same email account. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This i
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>I await your response.
>
>Gordon.

 


 

Please do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your account credentials via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

 

Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

 

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external (non-highlands.edu) website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

 

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<![CDATA[Phishing Scam -- NOTICE]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=634 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:28:59 +0000 Mark Huguet https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=634 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Thursday, November 18, 2015. An example of the message follows:

From: Payoutcentre <user@wanfang.gov.tw>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:22 PM
To: to
Subject: NOTICE

Your transaction of 1.5 Million has been approved by UNITED NATIONS (UN) in the on going poverty alleviation program 2015.via Western Union Net-Spend Master Card, Send your receiving details to Mrs Jennie lee at –Removed-- to file for claims SPECIAL NOTICE : All E-mail response should be sent to –Removed-- for confirmation and payment approval Or Call 24 hours Helpline @ --Removed-- or –Removed-- for any inquiries on the above message.

Yours truly
Barnes Anna
For Western Union Payout centre

 


 

Please do NOT respond to this email or click any links contained within. If you have already done so, please immediately change your account credentials via mypassword.highlands.edu, and submit a ticket to rt@highlands.edu.

 

Phishing scams of this type will normally redirect you to a form and ask you for personal information which could be used for identity theft or other illegal purposes, or may contain attachments or lead to compromised websites that will install malware onto your computer.

 

Please remember that GHC ITS will never ask you for your account credentials, and we will never direct you to an external (non-highlands.edu) website for any account-related activities. Please also note that a common way to spot phishing scams is via poor grammar and use of incorrect language.

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<![CDATA[HelpDesk Info]]> https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=632 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:04:06 +0000 Rob Laltrello https://www.highlands.edu/site/index.php?ghc=is-threatwatch-view&id=632 The following is a phishing scam first reported to us on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. An example of the message follows:

To All FaultyStaff
 
We currently upgraded our Server to 50GB inbox space.Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space.
Your emails won't be delivered by our server,unless email account is confirmed.
protecting your email account is our primary concern,
for account update ---REMOVED CLICK HERE--​​​​
should you have any questions please contact the IT Helpdesk.
 
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.
Copyright ©2015 ITS Help Desk​.​
 
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