A hacker gained access to 100 million Capital One credit card applications and accounts

Paige Thompson is accused of breaking into a Capital One server and gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers and 80,000 bank account numbers, in addition to an undisclosed number of people's names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits, balances, and other information...

Education Sector Continues to be Targeted in Cyber-Attacks

According to the FBI, cyber-attacks against schools have become more common. This assessment is supported by the number of incident reports received by the NJCCIC from education sector organizations across the State. As educational institutions increasingly integrate technology to store student and faculty information, and provide educational services, they remain prime targets for cyber-attacks.  Several recent incidents

Top 5 privacy plugins

Privacy on the web is a growing concern. Tom Merritt suggests five privacy plugins to help keep your personal information safe. Privacy seems to be on the mind of a few people these days. Granted, most of the conversation is about how to get companies to respect yours—but until they do, there are some things

Phishing Emails Pretend to be Office 365 ‘File Deletion’ Alerts

Via: Bleepingcomputer.com A new phishing campaign is underway that pretends to be from the “Office 365 Team” warning recipients that there has been unusual amount of file deletions occurring on their account. The phishing scam, shown below, pretends to be a warning from the Office 365 service that states a medium-severity alert has been triggered. It

Article: Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext—Change Yours Now

Via: Wired.com By now, it’s difficult to summarize all of Facebook’s privacy, misuse, and security missteps in one neat description. It just got even harder: On Thursday, following a report by Krebs on Security, Facebook acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite,

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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.

Need to quickly report a phishing or spam e-mail? Cofense Reporter lets Fordham members easily report and delete spam and phishing e-mails. The Cofense Reporter button is available to use once you log into your Fordham Gmail account.

Learn how to use Cofense Reporter HERE.

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and can cripple entire businesses and institutions. Attackers are looking to encrypt and lock your data so that you or your organization will have to pay money to get it back.

Learn more about Ransomware and how to protect yourself HERE.

Cybersecurity Tips

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.

  • Use a hard to guess password with special characters and random numbers.
    Refrain from including dictionary words and instead use abbreviations or acronyms of phrases you'll remember. Include random numbers and special characters, such as #, to make it more secure against password cracking software. Never share your password with anyone else.
  • Never download links or attachments from untrusted e-mails and websites.
    When presented a link from an e-mail or webpage, hover your mouse over the link to make sure the URL is recognizable. For example, if you intend to download something from Microsoft and you see the URL is from “microzooft.com”, then most likely the link is not legitimate and possibly malicious.
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi and computers when traveling.
    When using an open wireless network, other people may be able to sniff and view your online traffic. Do not conduct sensitive activities such online shopping, banking or university work. If you must, only visit sites that start with "https://" and not "http://". Be cautious of using public computers in places like hotels, libraries and cyber cafes as they may have malware and key loggers installed.
  • Protect and watch over your devices when traveling and in public.
    To prevent theft of your devices, always check your surroundings and make sure your devices are within eye sight. Do not leave phones, laptops, USB and external hard drives unattended. Ensure your work devices and hard drives are encrypted before traveling. For more information, see the top menu of this page under Resources > Disk Encryption for Fordham's Encryption Policies.
  • Don’t leave confidential information out in the open.
    If you are handling confidential information with anyone's personal identifiable information, make sure to lock your computer or keep papers locked away in a secure space.

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