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UNH Information Security Services (ISS) has received reports of a phishing email targeting UNH users that purports to be from the interim Dean of COLA, but comes from an external sender spoofing the Dean's email address.
Email spoofing like this is generally 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.
The subject line of this email is "Are you on campus?"
Michele M. Dillon
INTERIM DEAN, LIBERAL ARTS
CLASS OF 1944 PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
Office: Murkland Hall Rm 110, Durham, NH 03824.
College of Liberal Arts
Durham, NH 03824
If you receive this email, delete it.
If you have started corresponding with this attacker, cease communications. Do not respond to any requests to perform any actions from this attacker.