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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 (May 23, 2019): “Cnet Migration Notice”

From: "automigrate" Reply-To: Date: 23 May 2019 09:39:26 -0400 Subject: CNet Migration Notice Dear University of Chicago student, You're receiving this email because you have a University of Chicago account. We're writing to let you know that the CNet...

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Email Scam (May 20, 2019): “Ticket ID: #135863CCO223”

From: Adam Green <> Date: May 20, 2019 at 10:10:31 AM CDT Subject: Ticket ID: #135863CCO223 Notification of Ticket Escalation Workspace: Service Desk Ticket: Request closed Request Number: #135863CCO223 Priority: High Status: Request Creation...

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Email Scam (May 1, 2019): “Sеrviсе 365”

From: <> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:04 AM Subject: Sеrviсе 365 We have quarantined (8) messages since April 30, 2019 4:00 AM for We have included some of the messages...

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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 <<>> Subject: <username> - SEuJ5Kyb Lets get right to the purpose....

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...