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
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