With mainstream discussions of CoronaVirus and it’s reach dominating the media it is imperative that you remain vigilant as malicious actors may try to trick you to perform unsafe actions. Please use caution when opening any media or clicking links that you were not expecting. Threats can come in many different forms. Protect Yourself by
As of January 14th, Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. The company will stop releasing patches and updates, which may leave Windows 7 users susceptible to new threats. Anyone still running Windows 7 should upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Microsoft thoroughly explains what this means for Windows 7, and
From Fox News: A new email scam that goes after your banking information looks so legit it could fool you. The scam pretends to be Citibank replete with an authentic-looking website, according to cybersecurity news site BleepingComputer, which credits MalwareHunterTeam as the organization that discovered the scam. The fake Citibank domain, or website address, is a convincing fake: “update-citi .com.” That’s a
From Fox5NY: ORLANDO, Fla. – Online technology magazine ‘How-To-Geek’ said that scammers are targeting people through believable text messages posing as shipping and delivery confirmation messages. The magazine goes on to say that although this is not the first time that scam SMS texts have been sent out, it does seem that more people are receiving these messages. If
Purchase order fraud occurs when a scammer contacts a vendor and impersonates a legitimate customer. While posing as the representative of a legitimate organization, the scammer requests a quote and orders large quantities of a product, such as flash drives or mugs. The vendor ships the product to the fake company and bills the legitimate
One of the most common cyber attacks involves sending e-mails posing as friends, professors and coworkers. Attackers are hoping you share your credentials and other personal information that they can use to compromise your account.
Learn how to identify and protect yourself against Spam and Phishing attacks HERE.
Cybersecurity is the shared responsibility of everyone. Students, staff and faculty alike can help contribute to an enviroment of safe online practices. There are many things you can do to help keep everyone’s information safe.