January 2018, Subject: Immediate Action Required

This message reached many Western mailboxes on January 10, 2018. The remote site that the message links to has been blocked from on campus, but is still accessible from off campus. The signs that this message is not legitimate include the urgent call to action, and the request to "validate" your email account. We will never ask you to validate your account by clicking on a link in an email message. Also, mousing over the hyperlink reveals that it points to a website in Germany.

Phishing Example: Immediate Action Required

Topic: Security