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Email Login Portal Phishing Attack

November 29th, 2022

It seems as though this is one of the phishing emails that tend to come around every few months or so.  If you’ve received this email, please delete it.  The email contains no malware but if you respond and provide your information, your account will be compromised.  Here is the body of the email. —————- […]


Another “Job Scam” Phishing Email

October 29th, 2022

There is a new phishing email that promises $500.00 a week to work part time for UNICEF. Several university email accounts were compromised in a prior attack and the scammers are using these accounts to conduct this attack.  Notice that they request that you use your personal email address.  Once the victim responds, the scammer […]


Increased Phishing Attacks

October 22nd, 2022

The University Information Security Office (UISO) has identified a recent substantial increase in phishing attempts for students. Starting on October 19, students began receiving two phishing emails disguised as a means to make easy money with the intent of stealing personal information including name, address, cell phone number and passwords. The first email contains the […]


Latest Phish Scamming Students for Money

August 24th, 2022

Seems that at the start of every semester, some scammer tries to use the lure of easy money to get a student to supply their banking information, supposedly for pay, only to find their bank account looted for sometimes several thousand dollars.  Students usually start the semester with a considerable amount of cash in their […]


Urgent Warning Phish

August 22nd, 2022

The latest phishing email looks to be coming from an LUC email address that appears to be compromised.  Notice the misspelling of the work administrator and the poor grammar in the second sentence.  These phishing emails tend to occur more frequently at the beginning of a semester and are more likely to target new students […]


Apple discloses security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, Macs allowing ‘full admin access’ to devices

August 19th, 2022

 Apple released an emergency security update Thursday, disclosing that there were vulnerabilities for certain iPhone, iPad and Mac products. These vulnerabilities were disclosed in a software update, which the company said should safeguard the products. The first issue involved the potential for an application to execute arbitrary code with “kernel privileges,” which refers to a […]


Latest Job Scam Offer “Student and Staffs Employment”

Latest Job Scam Offer “Student and Staffs Employment”

March 1st, 2022

Here is the latest job offer scam.  The email has the subject line of “Student and Staffs Employment”  Notice that they attempt to use an incorrect plural of staff. The email appears to come from an active compromised LUC email account which is unrelated to the actual fake “Job”.  Compromised accounts usually have a weak […]


Happy Holidays from Phinn

December 10th, 2021

Phinn is finishing up some online Christmas shopping and wants to share some tips to keep you cyber safe.  By following a few tips from Phinn’s latest video you’ll find ways to prevent your personal information from being stolen.  Phinn and the entire University Information Security Office team would like to wish all of you […]


OUCH! Newsletter – Top Cybersecurity Tips For Vacations

December 1st, 2021

Overview As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe. Mobile Devices Bring as few devices as you can. The fewer devices you bring while traveling, the fewer devices that can be lost or stolen. […]


Here’s the Latest from our Cyber Security Awareness Mascot Phinn

November 22nd, 2021

To close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we asked all Ramblers to remember that we have a shared responsibility in keeping our community safe and secure online. More than ever before, we are spending significantly more time on our connected devices, whether it be at home or on campus. As our online presence grows, so do […]