Phishing

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.

Phishing Example: RE: staff opinion

November 30, 2020
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.

Phishing Example: 2020 FACULTY EVALUATION

November 30, 2020
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.

Phishing Example: ELIGIBILITY AND ASSESSMENT

November 30, 2020
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.

Phishing for Gift Cards

July 17, 2019
In the past few months, the campus has seen an increase in these types of phishing attacks. The most common form is a short message that starts with something like, "quick help needed," "are you in the office?", or "available?" from a person of authority. Often the messages appear to come from vice chancellors, deans, and department chairs.

Phishing Example: BERKELEY UNIVERSITY WORK FROM SCHOOL OR HOME PART TIME FALL 2020

October 5, 2020
These are targeted and simple forms of phishing emails designed to get victims to interact and establish a rapport. The messages start out as basic greetings or job opportunities and then progress into requests for money or data.

Phishing Example: Security Notice - Fix Security Info Now

September 4, 2020
These attacks are a sophisticated, targeted form of phishing emails spoofing the security office with the intention of scaring the victim to get them to click on a nefarious link. The Information Security Office will never ask for you to "validate" your information via a link in an email.

Phishing Example: (ITCS Notification:) Account Irregular Activity Detected [INC1147653]

September 3, 2020
These attacks are a sophisticated, targeted form of phishing emails designed to look like legitimate UC Berkeley IT Client Services emails with the intention of scaring the victim to get them to provide personal information. Legitimate UC Berkeley IT departments will NEVER ask for your passphrase over email.

Phishing Example: Tutoring

August 7, 2020
These are targeted forms of phishing emails designed to establish trust with the victim in order to give up personal information or money.

Scammers Exploit California’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

July 15, 2020
In ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Newsom launched "California Connected, " the state's contract tracing program and public awareness campaign. Malicious actors are leveraging the program to use phishing scams to exploit the public.