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Over the last month, there have been several Bitcoin scam emails reported to Abuse. Each of them claims they have hacked your account and provide you with a password that they have stolen. They also explain they have caught you visiting less than reputable websites and will expose your secrets to your colleagues unless you pay some sum in Bitcoin to their wallet address. The examples below have been obfuscated, but can be used to reference this scam. Do not respond (even as a joke) to these messages, as this proves that there is a real person on the other side of the mailbox, and will likely only increase the amount of spam & phishing attempts you will receive.

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If you have responded to any of these or similar phishing campaigns, contact the Information Security Office

immediately at x6859.

Please report any suspicious emails to