Sample of the Phishing Email

From: Professor Way Kuo <> []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:50 AM
Subject: Funds Payment!!

Attachment: Funds Payment!!.docx


From: CityU Email []

Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:29 PM

To: Recipients

Subject: Your Webmail Account is on Restriction


City University of Hong Kong



We detected irregular action on your e-mail system on February 20, 2013.


As the Primary owner, you must verify your account activity before you can continue using your account, and upon verification, we will remove any restrictions placed on your account.


click on the link below:

(the link here points to unknown external site)



You can also forward your mail from any other e-mail accounts to your Webmail account so that your contacts won't have to memorize a new e-mail address and you can access all of your mail in one place.  You can find forwarding instructions for your other e-mail accounts in their online documentation.


Webmail service has reserved a system maintenance window of Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. that will be used only if Webmail service needs to perform any work that will take the system off-line. Otherwise, the e-mail system will be available around the clock.



Thank You,



City University of Hong Kong

Notice to All Staff,
                           Notice to All Staff
      Financial Support is now available to all Students and Staff of Villanova University
As we begin these academic year we are putting into consideration these year 2014 and the subsequent years due to challenges in Finances.
       Villanova University fund Committee is charged with the responsibility of disbursing funds to all students and staffs of Villanova University. Payment from Villanova University has been transmitted to your bank for deposit. Click the attached file and fill the necessary information.



From: Professor Way Kuo <> []
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:17 AM

Attachment: 基金支付.docx