These are targeted and simple forms of phishing emails designed to get victims to click on a link that contains malicious content or steals your credentials.
Tips if Something Seems Off:
Double-check the email address before responding
Look to make sure the email address is correct. In Gmail hover your mouse over the sender name for the email to display. On a mobile phone or a touchscreen, press and hold the link (don't tap!) to reveal the actual URL. (Look in the bottom left corner of the browser window.) Don't click on a link unless it goes to a URL you trust.
Follow up with the sender separately
If you didn’t expect it, reject it. Or follow-up with the individual directly in a separate email or call/text to confirm.
Report and/or flag it
Open the message
To the right of 'Reply' arrow
Select 'More' (typically denoted with three vertical dots)
Then 'Report phishing'
If you are unable to log into bMail, forward the message to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/phishing
Examples of these types of attacks include:
Subject: Lab Report
Date: May 16, 2021 at 5:04 AM
This is to inform you that your laboratory result is ready.
You can access your results via the following link:
You must provide your NAME and DATE OF BIRTH in addition to the
following code in order to see the report:
POP UP BLOCKERS MUST BE DISABLED TO DOWNLOAD PDF REPORTS
Patient Initials: A.B.
Access code: 8625150102