Information Security

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Visit our special Cybersecurity Month page to learn more!

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 (Oct 7, 2020): “Fwd: FYI”

From: Carlos Mauricio Toapanta Chimarro <ctoapantach@mag.gob.ec> Subject: Re: FYI Date: October 7, 2020 at 10:12:34 AM PDT To: Carlos Mauricio Toapanta Chimarro <ctoapantach@mag.gob.ec> ​ De: Carlos Mauricio Toapanta Chimarro Enviado: miércoles, 07 de...

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Email Scam (Oct 5, 2020): “Part-Time Job Offer”

From: ON-CAMPUS JOBS <winifredp942@gmail.com> Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 2:44 AM Subject: Part-Time Job Offer The services of a student administrative assistant is urgently required to work part-time and get paid $300 weekly. Tasks will be carried out...

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Security News

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

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<mailto:badguy@outlook.com>> 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...