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PHISHING: Report from 5/4/2023

Why this looks valid

  • The email appears to be from Marist
  • The email has branding which makes it look like it is related to Microsoft services
  • The website in the email looks the same as a Microsoft login page

Why this is phishing

  • The from address is not a email
  • The orange EXTERNAL EMAIL banner shows that it came from off-campus
  • There is no department called the Marist Help Center
  • Marist does not use the direct Microsoft login screen 

Additional notes

  • This is an extremely dangerous phishing attempt. If you clicked on the link and filled in your Marist credentials, please contact the Help Desk immediately at x4357 (HELP) or (please note that just clicking on the website is not harmful and poses no risk to your computer or information).
  • Spelling and grammatical errors are good indicators of malicious emails.
  • Remember:  always check the link.  You can hover over the link in the email to ensure that it goes to the service referenced in the email. On a mobile device, you can tap and hold the link to preview the page and see the website location.
  • Report this message to Microsoft. In Outlook on the Web, click the Junk menu, and select Phishing.
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages similar to this one.