Phishing Alert: Subject = Review

January 16, 2019

by UNH Information Security Services

UNH Information Security Services (ISS) has received reports of a phishing email targeting UNH users that pretends to come from Pat McCabe in Human Resources.

This is a spoofed external email that is part of a multi-prong phishing attack. 

In multi-prong attacks, the attacker will send more than one email to each recipient.  The intial email does not usually contain an active phishing link as the objectives of this initial email are to

1) confirm valid recipient email addresses

2) to convince recipient's that the email is from someone important at the University in order to inspire a response to subsequent emails.  Subsequent emails may include phishing links or attachments containing malware, or requests for financial contributions in the form of iTunes/Amazon gift cards


Email Text

Hi {recipient name},

I emailed a document for you to review.

Kindly confirm you received it.

Pat McCabe
Human Resources

Pat McCabe| Human Resources
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If you received this message, please delete it and do not respond to the perpetrators.

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