The Phish Market is a list of recent emails that were reported to the KSU Office of Cybersecurity as possible phishing attempts on the University community. The Office of Cybersecurity has confirmed these messages as malicious phishing attempts. If you have received an email that you believe may contain a phishing attempt, it is possible that some of the language and links differ from similar messages posted on the Phish Market. It is not uncommon for malicious actors to create variant messages.

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  • Phishing 09-21-2018

    2018-09-21 | Phishing Message

    Subject: Re: To request Concur access

    Cannot show this message

    [link]: Click here to view full message


    HTML message delayed wsIZ - Date: 09/21/2018 [time] (kennesaw)

    • Phishing June 20, 2018

      2018-06-20 | Phishing Message

      Subject: PART TIME JOB

      Name of Company:
      Landor Associates 

      JOB TITLE:
      Advertise While Driving 

      JOB DESCRIPTION:
      We seek interested candidates to go about their normal routine with the advert of the "AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019" on their Car 

      Qualifications:
      Must have a Car,Truck,Van or Motorcycle.. 

      SALARY:
      $250 weekly including $50 for gas

      Interested Candidates should contact
      [email]
      for more info

      Sincerely,

      Raymond
      Hiring Coordinator/Logistic Supervisor
      [phone number]
      [websites]

      • Phishing June 20, 2018

        2018-06-20 | Phishing Message

        Subject: [name] as Shared a file with you Using One Drive

        Hello,

        Please find attached the Look Ahead files for Monday June 18th,2018

        Open

        Kindly let me have your opinion

        • Phishing May 19, 2018

          2018-05-19 | Phishing Message

          Subject: Information Technology Services

          Notice to all Faculty, staff, and student.

          We have upgraded VPN client software, please click the login button to reactivate your Kennesaw State University VPN Service access.

          [link]

          This is a technology that allows Kennesaw State University VPN Service Faculty, Staff, Students, and Retirees to securely access theKennesaw State University VPN Service Network from anywhere with an Internet connection.

          All connections are logged and monitored. By accessing this system, you acknowledge that use of this and any other technology at Kennesaw State University VPN is subject to the terms of the Kennesaw State University VPN Conditions of Use and Policy on Computing Ethics

          • Phishing March 19, 2018

            2018-03-19 | Phishing Message

            Subject: Important Notice Update Your Account

            Recently, we have detected something unusual on your account activity and results, we are upgrading our database server from our old server (No420134x) to the new server (No520193x) you will need to upgrade to our Web your account again to confirm your account details below.

            Urges all e-mail users received the e-mail, update their e-mail accounts within 24 hours using the update link: Click Here: make sure your email account is the latest system requirements. 

            Thank you for your kind cooperation.

            Thank you,
            Admin Portal
            Copyright 2018 Microsoft Exchange Administrator Portal All Rights Reserved.

            • Phishing March 15, 2018

              2018-03-15 | Phishing Message

              Subject: Verify Your Email Now To Avoid Close Down

              Kindly verify your office365 in other for us to be sure you were the person who tried to login from a different

              location so we need you to verify the login attempt for us to be sure and get your account secured .

              Click here to verify now Click Here
              .......................................................

              Administrator
              Information Technology.

              • Phishing March 13, 2018

                2018-03-13 | Phishing Message

                Subject: Notice Mail

                Kindly confirm that your account is still in use by clicking the validation
                link below:

                Validate Email Account

                Sincerely
                IT Help Desk
                Office of Information Technology
                Kennesaw State University

                • Phishing March 12, 2018 - Example C

                  2018-03-12 | Phishing Message

                  Subject:

                  --
                  Attention!!!

                  We have recently confirmed that your mailbox has exceeded the limit
                  of 30 GB, which is as set by your manager and your are currently at
                  30.9 GB. Different computers have logged into your mailbox account
                  and multiple password errors have been entered. We are hereby
                  suspending your account.

                  Click Here to help you Manage your account:
                  [link]

                  ITS Help Desk,
                  webmail.kennesaw.edu,
                  2018. All Rights Reserved.

                  • Phishing March 12, 2018 - Example C

                    2018-03-12 | Phishing Message

                    Reply-To: <[email address]>

                    Hello,

                    We invite you to participate in this profitable and less stressed Job Offer. because you are a student, employee, retiree of this University and it would never disturb your academics as a student or disturb your work as a staff and just in a week you'll earn a sum of $250 for a job well done. Kindly give it a benefit of doubt and you would never regret.
                    We have about 52 Student who has benefited from this over 6 weeks it has been introduced to the school.

                    Market Force

                    ABOUT US: Market Force is a market research company, we use Mystery shopping or Mystery Consumer to measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services. We work with some of the largest, reputable businesses in the world; from fast food to petroleum, technology or fashion retailers and more.

                    JOB DESCRIPTION: You will be required to conduct an all expenses paid surveys and evaluation exercises on behalf of Mystery America. Your job will be to evaluate and measure quality of retail service or gather specific information about products and services.

                    As our mystery shopper posing as normal customers, you will expected to perform specific tasks such as purchasing a product or using a service.

                    • Phishing March 12, 2018 - Example A

                      2018-03-12 | Phishing Message

                      Subject:

                      --
                      Attention!!!

                      This is an important message from webmail.kennesaw.edu Information
                      Technology. Our records indicate your account section has expired.
                      Therefore, your account has been scheduled for deletion on this Month
                      of MARCH, 2018. As part of this process, your account, files, email
                      address messages etc, will be deleted. To Retail Your Account, Click
                      Here to help you Manage your account:

                      [link]

                      ITS Help Desk,
                      webmail.kennesaw.edu,
                      2018. All Rights Reserved.

                      • March 1, 2018

                        2018-03-01 | Phishing Message

                        Re: [name]

                        Dear [name],

                        Congratulations! You are invited to join Honor Society. Our records indicate that you have not yet accepted your Honor Society membership and benefits.

                        Accepting this distinction connects you with like-minded high achievers from your region and across the nation, both in person and through our society's web portal. Honor Society is a lifetime network, built to help you succeed. Your satisfaction as a member is our highest priority and guaranteed. Take a moment to activate your membership now:

                        [name]:

                        Activate your Honor Society Membership

                        etc. etc.

                        • Feburary 21st, 2018 Phishing Message

                          2018-02-21 | Phishing Message

                          Paid Invoice

                          I was following up to find out when we can expect payment on the attached invoice.
                          Thanks!

                          [link]

                          [sender's email address]

                          • Feburary 16th, 2018 Phishing Message

                            2018-02-16 | Phishing Message

                            RE: Support.

                            Notice from Support!, All employees are advised to manually update their web server to complete the update process and migrate to the new version of Microsoft web mail service. CLICK HERE TO PROCEED

                            IT Support
                            Webmail Center.
                            © Copyright 2018 Support.
                            All right Reserved.
                            ************************** IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail message and all attachments, if any, may contain confidential and privileged material and are intended only for the person or entity to which the message is addressed. If you are not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, disclosure, or copying of this information is unauthorized and strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail, and destroy all copies of the original message.

                            • January 31st, 2018 Phishing Message

                              2018-01-31 | Phishing Message

                              Undisclosed Message

                              You have (1)important unread messages from Kennesaw State University, Click on View to read it.

                              • November 11, 2017

                                2017-11-10 | Phishing Message

                                RE: Capital One Reminder

                                Dear Capital One Customer

                                Your Capital One Bank Internet Banking has been temporary suspended.

                                We require you to Unlock your account: Unlock Access

                                Sincerely
                                Samuel S. Olens| Capital One Security Department

                                • November 11, 2017 Phishing Message

                                  2017-11-10 | Phishing Message

                                  RE: Reminder

                                  Dear Capital One Customer

                                  Your Capital One Bank Internet Banking has been temporary suspended

                                  We require you to Unlock your account: Unlock Access

                                  Stephanie Paynter
                                  Capital One Security Department

                                  • November 11, 2017 Message

                                    2017-11-10 | Phishing Message

                                    RE: IMPORTANT

                                    Dear Capital One Customer

                                    Your Capital One Bank Internet Banking has been temporary suspended.

                                    We require you to Unlock your account: Unlock Access

                                    Sincerely
                                    Samuel S. Olens| Capital One Security Department

                                    • November 11, 2017 Phishing Mesaage

                                      2017-11-10 | Phishing Message

                                      Hello

                                      Hello

                                      I am Miss. Georgiana Kuasi, the only daughter of late Chief and Mrs. Donald Kuasi, I am 20 years old my father was a gold merchant in Aviory Coast, my both parents died on February 2014 in a fatal motor accident.

                                      After the death of my parents, I discovered documents which show he deposited the sum of (Us 5 Million Dollars) in a Bank, and he used my Name Georgiana Kuasi as his only daughter for the Next of Kin as writing in the deposit document.

                                      Dear, I am seeking for your assistance in the following ways:

                                      (1) To help me retrieve the fund from the Financial Institution and provide a bank account into which this money would be transferred to.

                                      (2) To serve as a guardian of this fund and help me invest it in a lucrative venture.

                                      I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation and another 5% will be set aside for any expenses. Please respond if you are willing to assist me, I will give you further information immediately I received your response.

                                      Anticipating hearing from you.

                                      Your's

                                      Georgiana Kuasi.

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