Phishing: ADMIN ASSISTANT NEEDED

Posted on: October 3, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

This email targets students and claims to be about new employment offered through the university’s recruiting department. It contains an attached .txt file that requests personal information. Be cautious with attachments in emails, especially if you were not expecting the email or if it comes from someone you don’t know.

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Phishing: IMPORTANT: REVIEW & REVERT

Posted on: October 1, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

A malicious email was sent to several students appearing to come from the Office of the Registrar. The email included a password-protected PDF attachment posing as a transcript. However, a link in the attachment may install malware.

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Alert: Protect Your Data Against Ransomware

Posted on: September 25, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Among the cyberattacks that colleges and universities nationwide face, ransomware is making headlines as a growing threat after recent high-profile attacks on several campuses and city governments. Therefore, one of the best protection mechanisms for preventing nearly all malware attacks is human vigilance. We all have a responsibility to protect our data and data we are trusted with. Here are some tips to help protect against a ransomware attack.

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Alert: Dog Sitter Needed Phishing Email

Posted on: September 20, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

An email was sent inquiring about a dog sitter for a weekly price. An email address was included hoping recipients would respond to start a communication channel. Be cautious of unsolicited emails asking you to respond especially if they are offering money.

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Phishing: CAMPUS PART TIME JOB FOR STUDENT’S

Posted on: July 31, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

This email targeted students by requesting personal information in an attached .txt file. A version of this email has been seen before with a different subject line. Be cautious with attachments in emails especially if you were not expecting the email or it comes from someone you don’t know.

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Alert: University President Request Scam

Posted on: July 30, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Personalized messages from university executives, like the President, try to create a sense of urgency, then attempt to move communication from email to another source by requesting a cell phone number. Remember to check the actual email address of the sender, not just the name that is displayed on the “From” line of the message. Also, pay attention to the warning banner that appears at the top of an email if an outside email address is used to send a message that appears to be from the President.

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Phishing: Microsoft OneNote Audio Phishing Email

Posted on: July 19, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

Internet criminals are sending phishing attacks where they try to trick you into listening to a fake “Audio Note.” They show you screen shots and attempt to scam you into clicking on links or even log into a fake Microsoft login page.

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Phishing: Employment Opportunity for Students

Posted on: June 21, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

This email was targeted to students with an attachment asking for their personal information to receive information about a work study position. If you receive this or a similar email do not respond and do not open the attachment.

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Phishing: IMPORTANT – View your Transcript & Student Record! 

Posted on: May 21, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

The from line of this email notes Office of Student Records and appears to be legitimate as it includes Elon’s logo. 

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Phishing: Gift card request

Posted on: May 21, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon

This email is sent to targeted staff of Elon vice presidents, so that it looks like it came from the respective vice president. Message: I need a favor from you email me back as soon as possible.

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