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Jim Pardonek

Spring 2021 Information Security Newsletter

March 29th, 2021

Here is the latest from the University Information Security Office.  

Phishing Scam – Task Request

January 5th, 2021

The most recent phishing scam comes as an email apparently from the Sr. VP of Finance. The email attempts to trick the user into replying with their mobile phone number. Once provided, he user starts receiving text messages with instructions to purchase gift cards on their personal credit card with the unfounded understanding that they […]

Phishing Email – Loyola University Chicago Job Offer !!!

July 1st, 2020

Here is another in a string of emails that purports to offer a job as a personal assistant.  This is a scam and is designed to get you to provide your banking information so that they can “pay” you  and instead they empty your account, sometimes for thousands of dollars. Good Day,               I […]

Phishing Email – FW: Loyola University Chicago Email Update !!!

July 1st, 2020

Here is the latest phishing email.  This email attempts to get your UVID and Password.  The hackers then take over your account and use it to phish others.  Please do not click on links in email, especially when you the email comes unexpectedly.   Good Day,             This E-mail is to notify the student and […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Ransomware

July 1st, 2020

Our Friends at SANS provide awareness information that is helpful to both your work and home computing environment. We are excited to announce the July edition of OUCH! – “Ransomware”. Cyber criminals target your important documents and files and will only release them once payment has been made to them. Led by Guest Editor Lenny […]

Latest Phishing Email – 28/06/2020

June 29th, 2020

A new phishing email with the subject of 28/06/2020 has been showing up in email inboxes.  The body of the email contains the following text. Good day, I’m offering a personal assistant position that pays $500 weekly, several attempts to email you at your Edu Email keeps bouncing back due to the length of the […]

Latest Phishing Scam – Administrative Assistant Needed From the HR Dept…..

June 29th, 2020

The current phishing scam attempts to trick you into providing your banking account information so that they can “pay” you. Instead, they will withdraw thousands of dollars from your account and disappear. “Dear Applicant this is a flexible Part time job offer that will earn you $350 weekly and allowance of $50, You can be […]

Zoom 5.0 is Here!

May 22nd, 2020

Zoom has announced a mandatory update to Zoom 5.0. This update includes new features and improvements to security. After May 30th, all Zoom users running an older version of the Zoom desktop client will not be able to join a meeting until they have updated to 5.0. For a step-by-step guide on how to update […]

Beware of Fake Zoom Requests

March 31st, 2020

As our classrooms move to the home we find that communication platforms such as Zoom become extremely popular and have become the default way to deliver a real time classroom experience while totally online. With the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, cybercriminals are taking advantage of this spike in usage by creating new fake “Zoom” […]

“No Subject” Phishing Scam September 20, 2018

September 20th, 2018

Here is the latest phish. One thing to remember is that Loyola does not use weebly for any administrative functions and will not contact you about the size of your mailbox. Dear Luc Customer, Your mailbox size has reached 18.35 disk size, which is over 97% of your quota, Please expand your bandwidth before it […]