The Phish Tank

The emails shown below are real examples of common phishing attacks seen at UWE.  After each email, various indicators that it is not a legitimate message are highlighted and explained. By reading and recognising these signs in emails that you may receive, you can reduce the risk of a phishing attack being successful.

Please visit the Phishing Guidance page for more information.

Example Phishing email #1 – Fake warning from IT

Phishing Email 1

Signs that it is a phishing attack:

Phishing Email 1 Explained

Example Phishing email #2 – Email containing infected document

Phishing Email 2

Signs that it is a phishing attack:

Phishing Email 2 Explained

Example Phishing email #3 – document emailed from government organization

Phishing Email 3

Signs that it is a phishing attack:

Phishing Email 3 Explained

Example Phishing email #4 – document emailed from UWE staff account

Phishing Email 4

Signs that it is a phishing attack:

Phishing Email 4 Explained

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