Phishing

PHISHING EXAMPLE: Research Assistant

July 12, 2021
This message, appearing to come from a professor, is a convincing scam targeting students to engage in back and forth emails ending in money changing hands. If you have received this message and shared correspondence with the scammer, we recommend that you cease correspondence immediately and contact UCPD if there have been any financial transactions.

PHISHING EXAMPLE: UPDATE REQUIRED ON @berkeley.edu

May 26, 2021
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.

The Phish Tank

Welcome to the "Phish Tank"

This page highlights examples of phishing emails received on campus. There are many variations of the types of scams listed here, so be aware this list isn't exhaustive of the types of attempts aimed at campus. These examples are intended to educate every Berkeley email user on how to spot a phish. If you receive an email not listed here and that seems suspicious, report it via the methods listed above. For more tips on avoiding phish, visit our Fight the Phish page....

PHISHING EXAMPLE: DC Dox

May 19, 2021
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.

PHISHING EXAMPLE: Account Suspension Request

May 19, 2021
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.

PHISHING EXAMPLE: Lab Report

May 19, 2021
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.

PHISHING EXAMPLE: You recently made a request to deactivate email.

May 18, 2021
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.

Scammers are Exploiting Coronavirus Fears to Phish Users

March 9, 2020
Attackers have been sending emails that feed on concerns about COVID-19 to spread malware, trick them into sharing account credentials, or opening malicious attachments.

PHISHING EXAMPLE: UPDATE EMAIL: Don't lose access to your account!!

February 19, 2021
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.

Phishing Example: RE: at the office

November 30, 2020
These are targeted and simple forms of phishing emails designed to get victims to click on a fake Google Docs link that contains malicious content.