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Scam email targets University Employee's claiming to be from HR/Payroll

According to the FBI:

"University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mail contains a link directing the employee to login to their human resources website to identify this change. The website provided appears very similar to the legitimate site in an effort to steal the employee’s credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer takes that information and signs into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information. This redirects the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam.”

Scams of this nature are not likely limited to just US targets.  For more information on avoiding email fraud, please see our article at: http://help.ic.utoronto.ca/content/77/1747/en/avoiding-email-fraud.html?highlight=phishing

for more information on this specific attack, please see: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150113-2.aspx

Last update: 2015-01-20 17:31
Author: James Lawson

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