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Author Archives: minsterg

[PHISH] Data Collection Research

See below for an example of a recent phishing attempt offering a research position and requesting personal information.  This one impersonates a TCNJ faculty member but comes from a Gmail account.  Be sure to carefully review any email received and confirm the validity of the email with the sender directly, preferably via phone call, in person, or via video conference.  


We received reports of users getting an email from arianna2.young@famu[.]edu with the subject TCNJ Mail. that contained a QR code and prompted the user to follow it using their 2FA enrolled device.  This email is not from TCNJ and is attempting to harvest credentials from TCNJ users.  The email does not come from a TCNJ… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Email Confirmation

We’ve been alerted to a phishing campaign using a QR code attempting to get TCNJ users to provide their email credentials.  The email utilizes a QR code in an attempt to circumvent phishing detections.  Do not scan the QR code or enter any informaiton in the subsequent landing page.  Thank you. (QR code obfuscated and… Continue Reading

[PHISH] 2023 Employees Benefit Program

Today we detected a phishing email that attempts to harvest TCNJ user credentials.  The email claims to offer a $700 benefit to employees.  The email address comes from outside the TCNJ environment and is generic in its email body.  If you visited this site and entered any credentials, change your TCNJ password immediately. The landing… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Student Employment Hiring Contract

We’ve discovered a phishing campaign directed at a number of TCNJ users in which the attacker is impersonating Lea DiFonzo.  The email offers a remote assistant research position.  Do not reply or interact with this attacker as they will likely attempt to gather your personal information or attempt to get you to purchase gift cards… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023!  Cybersecurity is widely becoming something that everyone should be aware of.  This month we promote awareness among TCNJ employees and encourage you to promote cybersecurity awareness outside of TCNJ as well.  You should have received an email regarding our annual training program, but if you have not, the email… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Cell Number Phish from emails

We have received reports where a number of email addresses are sending in emails impersonating TCNJ employees and requesting user cell phone numbers.  The email from address contains the employees name but the email address contains a misspelled or imitated office title and ends in  The attackers are also including an official looking… Continue Reading