Date Sent: Mar 10, 2022
This phishing email seeks to trick recipients into clicking the link under “Covid-19 Benefits Portal” by impersonating as a COVID-19 Support Team. The attacker is trying to entice the email recipients into clicking the link by offering up to $3780 to eligible students and employees. The link potentially could potentially contain a virus or a place to put in personal information.
Spotting the Phishing
The first thing that you should look at is the greeting. Does it use your actual name, or does it have a generic greeting? Look closely at the email’s header. What is the sender’s email address? The email contains a link that does not appear to match legitimate resources that would be contacting you. Is the URL legitimate?
What should you do if you receive a Phishing Scam?
- Don't reply
- Don't click on any links
- Don't open any attachments
- Report as spam or immediately delete the email
What should you do if you accidentally clicked on any of the links?
- Immediately change your password, scan your device for viruses and contact the IT Helpdesk or by calling 717.337.7000