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IT Division - Phish Bowl

Welcome to the WKU Phish Bowl!

phish bowl iconThe Phish Bowl is where you should check for recent phishing scams sent to the WKU community. WKU IT posts recent phishing scams that are reported to phish@wku.edu. If you receive an email that you suspect is a phishing scam, check the Phish Bowl to see if it has been posted here. If you find the email here, do not respond to it and delete the email. If you don't see it here, and you are still unsure, contact WKU IT to verify its legitimacy.

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Recent Phishing Emails

Below are the 20 most recent phishing scam emails. 

Subject: WKU Official Email:Memo From HR Department
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user389@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:51 AM
Greetings

You have a message from the Human Resources Department
Subject: ADMIN HELPDESK
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user722@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:32 AM
Dear WKU User


Your password will finally expire in 2 Days Click Here to validate your e-mail immediately...
Subject: FW: Logout Old Section
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:24 AM



case ID-0108520281

Instructions following server email.wku.edu maintenance.

Due to our mail server maintenance carried out two days ago...
Subject: Complete Wku.edu Survey Now ( Important ) ..
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:44 PM
Dear Western Kentucky University Employee :

Human Resources Department of Western Kentucky University have developed an employee...
Subject: RE; Internal Email Problems.
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@nsbsd.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:55 PM
To All Staff;

There's a scheduled maintenance on all Staff Outlook Web App from...
Subject: Alyssa Pam used OneDrive to send some documents file
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user269@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:15 AM
Alyssa Pam used OneDrive to send some documents file
Kindly click "review document" to access...
Subject: Mail Support
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2018 12:06 PM

Several of your incoming emails were placed in pending status due...
Subject: Validate Email
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 1:00 PM

This process has begun by the WKU IT Center...
Subject: WKU: Online course evaluation
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@wku.edu]
Sent: Wed 10/3/2018 9:31 AM

This email requests that you respond to an...
Subject: New sign-in from Chrome on Windows
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wed 10/3/2018 8:55 AM

New sign-in from Chrome on Windows

You received this message because some...
Subject: Mail Account Update
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: 10/3/18 6:40 AM (GMT-06:00)

Your mailbox is undergoing maintenance...
Subject: ADMIN ACCESS PORTAL
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Your mailbox is undergoing maintenance, please visit the link below to update your account...
Subject: #Service
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: 10/2/2018 9:55 AM

This email requests that you respond to...
Subject: Ticket ID: #135863CCO223
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@illinois.edu]
Sent: October 2, 2018

Notification of Ticket Escalation
Subject: URGENT: Employee Appraisal.
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@nunatsiavut.com]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:38 AM
Employee Appraisal for YOU.

An Employee Appraisal has been submitted for you. Please perform the following steps to review and acknowledge this appra
Subject: Topper Update
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user087@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:57 PM

Your Email with Topper.wku.edu will expired on the 26-09-2018, this may interrupt your message delivery.
Subject: Urgent Notification
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 6:17 PM

A MESSAGE FROM WKU BUSINESS SERVICES:

WKU is establishing a university-wide Amazon Business...
Subject: E-Signature Forms
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Western Kentucky University E-Signature Forms

E-Signature form "Special Instructional Assignments (Summer/Winter)
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]EMERGENCY
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user454@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: 9/20/18 8:33 AM

EMERGENCY

Email Access have been restricted, An Attempt has been made to sign-In your...
Subject: Services (ITS)
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user215@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:39 AM
Dear User,

Due to the recent migration to 2018© web server, you are requested to

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 Last Modified 2/6/18