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Threat actors spoof SAW email in attempt to steal credentials

Notice Type: 
Notices
Event Date: 
Thu, 05/28/2020

"WaTech’s state Office of Cybersecurity is receiving reports of fake SecureAccess Washington (SAW) phishing emails that attempt to trick people into providing their account credentials.

In the example below, users are told they have 24 hours to correct inaccurate information or their SAW account will be restricted.

SAW administrators will never send an email asking users to verify details in their account or threaten account suspension. They also will never ask for a user’s password.

Phishing emails are increasingly sophisticated and hard to detect. They may appear to be from people or organizations you know and trust. They may even contain information from previous emails threads so that it appears to be part of a continuing conversation"

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