Alert: The Chronicle of Higher Education Data Breach

Posted on: August 4, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Elon University was notified of a data breach at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where many members of our community may have accounts.

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Phishing: IMPORTANT: REVIEW & REVERT

Posted on: April 24, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

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: University Executives Impersonation Request Scam

Posted on: April 8, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

Personalized fraudulent messages that purport to be from university executives often 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 verify the actual email address of the sender, not just the name that is displayed in the “From” line of the message.

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Alert: Coronavirus Phishing Emails

Posted on: March 11, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

As news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) captures the attention of many around the world, cybercriminals are looking to exploit concerns and capitalize on the public’s desire to learn more about the virus through phishing email attacks.

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Alert: JOB OPPORTUNITY

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts

A phishing email, with various subjects, claims to be from a marketing group asking you to reply with a personal email address if interested in working as an advertiser for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The goal of the fraudulent email is to get you to submit your financial information.

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Alert: Phishing with voicemail attachment

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

There is a new phishing attempt with fake voicemail attachments. It is also known as vishing (phishing using voicemail or a phone call). In this instance, an email attachment appears to be a voicemail message, but opening it could install malware (malicious software) on your machine or take you to a website requesting personal information.

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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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