University Payroll Theft Scheme
This is an advisory of a known phishing threat targeting university employees.
Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) has issued an advisory of a potential threat targeting university employees. In particular, there is a phishing email scam whereby university employees are being emailed about subjects relating to direct deposit account information relating to a salary increase. Though this is one type of threat, there may be a variety of other types of threats that can include such subject lines as:
- Your Salary Review Documents
- Important Salary Notification
- Your Salary Raise Confirmation
- connection from unexpected IP
- RE: Mailbox has exceeded its storage limit.
See the complete advisory in this PDF issued by REN-ISAC.
To report phishing attempts, please forward suspicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org for analysis.