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Phishing Alerts

Listed below are the latest phishing scams that have been acted upon by Information Security. Think you’ve received a phishing email? Don’t click it, report it.

Email Scam (April 15, 2019): “RE: ICT Service Desk”

From:Serena Silvestri Subject:RE: ICT Service Desk Date:Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:35:28 +0000 ICT Service Desk require you to upgrade/re-validate to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2019 , kindly Click on Service Desk to re-validate/upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook...

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Email Scam (April 10, 2019): “Urgent Request”

From: Christine Parker Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:24 AM Subject: Urgent Request Kate, Are you available? I need to make an urgent purchase for Physical GOOGLE PLAY GIFT CARDS at the store,Let me know if its possible, Pls, I'm occupied at the moment i cant call...

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Security News

Check here for the latest security alerts that may affect you.

Threatening Hoax Email

Written by Craig Drake, Information Security Engineer (ITS) IT Security has detected a new email scam that began affecting the University of Chicago community yesterday, December 13. The scam has been widely reported at other higher education institutions. The email...

Phone Calls You Can Ignore – It’s a scam!

Written by Kendall R Williams, Information Security Engineer (ITS) Have you ever received a threatening phone call from the IRS, Social Security Administration, or perhaps from the Chinese Consulate? Phone scams are on the rise, especially during this time of year...

This Email Scam has a Real Password

Written by Kendall R Williams, Information Security Engineer (ITS) You may want to react to this new email scam, but don’t. From: Bad Guy <badguy@outlook.com> Subject: - SEuJ5Kyb Lets get right to the purpose. You don't know me and you are most likely thinking...

Vulnerability Alert: Meltdown and Spectre

What is Meltdown and Spectre? You may have heard about Meltdown and Spectre in the news these past few days. There is a lot of confusing information out there since these vulnerabilities were revealed to the public much earlier than anticipated - so we're going to...