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Microsoft warns of a Windows zero-day security hole that is being actively exploited

September 10th, 2021

In a security advisory, Microsoft has warned that malicious hackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Windows to launch targeted attacks against organizations. According to Microsoft, attacks exploiting the vulnerability have targeted companies via boobytrapped Microsoft Office documents. In short, a typical timeline of infection might go something like this: One of your users downloads […]


SANS OUCH! – Securely Using the Cloud

August 5th, 2021

Note:  This article from SANS discusses how to securely store data in the cloud.  Please be aware that the ONLY approved storage service for Loyola University Chicago data is Loyola’s OneDrive or SharePoint.   Overview You may have heard of a concept called “the cloud.” This means using a service provider on the internet to […]


Phishing Email 7/29/2021

Phishing Email 7/29/2021

July 29th, 2021

The Latest Phish contains the subject “Send me your available cell number” and is an attempt to get the victim to purchase and send e-gift cards, thinking the requester is legitimate.  Once the criminal get the victim’s cell phone number, they respond with a text message asking them to purchase gift cards.  A redacted image […]


OUCH! Newsletter – Securing Your Mobile Devices

July 12th, 2021

Overview Mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since these devices are such an important part of your life, it is essential to keep you and your devices safe and secure. Securing Your Devices It […]


Phishing Scam – JOB OPENINGS

July 7th, 2021

The latest phishing is one of the more common ones that attempts to get you to email your banking information to the scammer in exchange for a non-existent job.  The way these work is that they “hire” you and ask for your routing and account number so that you can get “paid”.  The scammer then […]


Phishing Scam – “Information request” – June 25, 2021

June 25th, 2021

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into responding and eventually disclosing personal information. Users should delete it right away. If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act on the email, please call or email the ITS […]


Phishing Email Impersonating Fr. Regan

Phishing Email Impersonating Fr. Regan

June 17th, 2021

Several staff and faculty have received an email that appears to be From Fr. Regan who recently transitioned from Loyola University Chicago to Fordham University.  Although the email appears legitmate, the email address is misspelled. Rather than the correct spelling “Jesuit” it is spelled “jesiut”.  The email appears as below. Although there is no malicious […]


Phishing Scam – “Luc New FaxMail Received” – June 15, 2021

June 15th, 2021

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. This scam attempts to trick users into opening an attachment, which then asks for login information. Users should delete any similar messages without opening any attachments or links. If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act on the email, please […]


OUCH! Newsletter – Securely Using Mobile Apps

June 10th, 2021

Overview Mobile devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches, have become one of the primary technologies we use in both our personal and professional lives. What makes these devices so powerful are the thousands of apps we can choose from. These apps enable us to be more productive, communicate and share with others, train and […]


Phishing Scam – “Pet Sitting Position” – June 1, 2021

June 1st, 2021

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into responding and eventually disclosing personal information. Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act […]