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This is a phishing attempt first reported to CSULB ITS on January 17, 2018.

From:  Brian Acosta
Sent:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018  12:01 PM   
Subject:  Email Notification



The fraudulent email comes from a compromised CSULB email account and claims that the recipient's email quota has been reached and to click on a link to "validate" their mailbox.  CSULB would never ask employees to click on a link to "validate" their mailbox or to increase their quota.  The compromised CSULB account is being addressed.

Intent of the Email

The phisher/sender is attempting to capture email account credentials for their own malicious purposes.


Figure 1: Screenshot of the phishing email

Figure 2: Screenshot of the fraudulent phishing page

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