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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on December 10, 2018.

From: "service-online@paypal.com" <service-online@paypal.com>
Sent:  Monday, December 10, 2018 at 3:53 PM
To: Jeffrey Blutinger <Jeffrey.Blutinger@csulb.edu>
Subject: Instant payment received

Summary

The fraudulent email claims that the recipient has received payment and advises the user to download and open the Word Doc attachment/link provided in the email. This attachment/link may have a malware virus.

Intent of the Email

This may be an attempt to acquire personal account credentials and/or install malicious malware.

Screenshots

Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email

Figure 2 Screenshot of the word document identified as may having malware/virus


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