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SPAR – Cybersecurity SCAM of the Week – Got An Email From the FBI This Weekend?


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed on Saturday that hackers compromised its email servers to send fake messages claiming recipients had fallen for a data breach. Over 100,000 email addresses received the fake emails in at least two waves. Always verify any email you are not expecting or that looks suspicious. Anyone can get hacked.

KrebsonSecurity has the story.

What else has been reported to abuse@uthsc.edu this past week?

  • [Ext] ( NedID ) —— Please respond – a too good to be true scam, looking like a promotional email from Lowes, but the email address was from France
  • [Ext] RE: View your Office 365 E5 invoice. – the O365 contract is handled at the UT System level. No one individual would have to renew their own license.
  • [Ext] RE: View your Microsoft 365 Business Premium invoice – the same type of scam with different wording. The email came from the domain “@aboutgolf.com”, not a valid Microsoft one.
  • [Ext] ORDER ID : 71011KV1411 – wanting the recipient to click on an attachment
  • [Ext] ORDER NUMBER : 0765BP/635345 – the same type of scam, trying to get a click on an attachment
  • [Ext] Uthsc November 10, 2021 14:30:17 PM – an attempt to look like a UTHSC fax, but the email address is from the United Kingdom
  • [Ext] 607 2808 **** incomming V-Message Attached Received – #1 – misspelled word in the Subject line, #2 – the email address is from Japan

Keep reporting suspicious emails to abuse@uthsc.edu for examination and any other inquiries for the Office of Cybersecurity should be directed to itsecurity@uthsc.edu.