Archive for December, 2013


Target Breached: 40 Million Cards at Risk

Target Breached: 40 Million Cards at Risk

December 19th, 2013

Update: Target has set up a hotline for customer who suspect there has been unauthorized activity on their cards: 866-852-8680. Target announced on December 18th that it is investigating a data breach involving, potentially, millions of customer credit and debit cards. Target released a statement December 19th stating that the breach took place between November 27th and […]


December 11, 2013 Phishing Report

December 11, 2013 Phishing Report

December 11th, 2013

This is the latest phishing email reported to the Information Security Office. Clicking the link directs you to enter your credentials into a form. Don’t forget, Loyola will never send you an email containing a link to provide your username and password. As always, if you receive a suspicious email, forward it to datasecurity@luc.edu.


December 10, 2013 Phishing Report

December 10, 2013 Phishing Report

December 10th, 2013

This is the latest phishing email reported to the Information Security Office. Clicking the link directs you to enter your credentials into a form. Don’t forget, Loyola will never send you an email containing a link to provide your username and password. As always, if you receive a suspicious email, forward it to datasecurity@luc.edu.


December 8, 2013 Phishing Report

December 8, 2013 Phishing Report

December 8th, 2013

This is the latest phishing email reported to the Information Security Office. Clicking the link directs you to enter your credentials into a form. Don’t forget, Loyola will never send you an email containing a link to provide your username and password. As always, if you receive a suspicious email, forward it to datasecurity@luc.edu.


The Power of SSL – Secure Browsing

The Power of SSL – Secure Browsing

December 7th, 2013

With the ever increasing sophistication of online attacks, it is more important than ever to practice safe browsing habits. SSL browsing has been an industry standard in the financial world (online banking sites) for some time to protect their customers information. However, hackers are now targeting social networking sites as a means to gain access […]


2 Million Passwords Stolen

2 Million Passwords Stolen

December 6th, 2013

On December 3rd, cyber security firm Trustwave announced that they discovered that hackers have stolen two million passwords from 93,000 websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Linkedin and Google. According to Trustwave, passwords were obtained using keylogging software and is part of a new botnet. The massive campaign started on October 21st with only one proxy […]


Reducing Spam

Reducing Spam

December 5th, 2013

What is spam? Spam is the electronic version of “junk mail.” The term spam refers to unsolicited, often unwanted, email messages. Spam does not necessarily contain viruses—valid messages from legitimate sources could fall into this category. How can you reduce the amount of spam? There are some steps you can take to significantly reduce the […]


December 3, 2013 Phishing Report

December 3, 2013 Phishing Report

December 3rd, 2013

This is the latest phishing email reported to the Information Security Office: Clicking the link directs you to enter your credentials into a form. Don’t forget, Loyola will never send you an email containing a link to provide your username and password. As always, if you receive a suspicious email, forward it to datasecurity@luc.edu.


Holiday Phishing Scams

Holiday Phishing Scams

December 2nd, 2013

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to be aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns.