These are targeted and simple forms of phishing emails designed to get victims to click on a fake Google Forms link that contains malicious content.
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:
RE: staff opinion From: Gabriella Finley <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: staff opinion Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2020 19:43:22 +0000 Good day, Please, answer the questions Employee Survey – it won`t take long. Waiting for you to go through this survey ASAP. You can find the survey here: hxxps://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSjKdTddXL-psR2rYotGSJuwOeBHUKkulbrhy78PHX6VtdJWFurH9mEmeV8PLVm1t4P5W0msKzpCg3N/pub HR Department Analyst Uc Regents;