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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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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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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