You’ve Been Phished!

(Well, not really. But, you would’ve been if this wasn't a test.)
May 19, 2017

The e-mail that you just received is part of a phishing simulation performed by the Division of IT. The purpose of this simulation is to test the GW community’s response to phishing messages and gauge the overall vigilance and awareness of our campus community.

Since this is a simulated phishing exercise, you are NOT at risk.  Unfortunately though, real attackers are crafting messages like the one you just received every day to steal passwords, personally identifiable information, and money from unknowing victims. We don’t want you to be a victim. Here are some of the things that could have tipped you off that this message was a phish:


Amazon Fake Phishing Email


If You Suspect a Phish

If you have any questions about the validity of a link you see or a message you receive, please forward it to [email protected]. We’re here to help you during business hours.

Remember: GW will never ask you to verify your information or provide your account details by email. If you receive an email and aren’t sure of it’s legitimacy, please do not reply to it or click on any links.


If You Ever Get Phished

No one’s perfect and attackers are getting better and better at crafting legitimate looking e-mails to lure victims. If you think you’ve fallen for a phishing message, please contact the IT Support Center immediately at 202-994-GWIT (4948) or [email protected]


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