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WORK FROM HOME – New Job Post scam – October 21, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or […]


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 […]


1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Found On The Dark Web

December 22nd, 2017

ITS was recently notified by that several thousand luc.edu accounts were listed as part of the 1.4 billion aggregate database of usernames and clear text passwords that was found in an underground community forum. What is it? As hackers accumulate login and password information from phishing scams and other means, they generally either sell this […]


Apple Releases Emergency iOS Update

September 1st, 2016

Update Addresses Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in the Wild Apple has released an emergency security update for iOS after it was discovered that three zero-day vulnerabilities were being exploited in the wild. These three vulnerabilities when used together could be used to achieve remote code execution with kernel level privileges. Citizen Labs and Lookout, research firms […]


“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

September 29th, 2014

A French IT manager recently discovered a flaw in the way millions of devices communicate across the internet.  The bug is found in “bash,” which is a program that translates human-readable commands into a language readable by the computer’s operating system.  This bug affects any device that can connect to the internet and uses the operating […]


Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

Home Depot – Disclosed Credit Card Information

September 16th, 2014

After weeks of knowing about the issue, a report came out last week alerting the public that Home Depot’s computers have been hacked for about five months now, revealing the credit and debit card information of millions of customers. The hackers are still unknown, but are believed to be among two groups.  The hackers managed […]


Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

Nearly 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked

September 10th, 2014

Earlier today, Daily Dot reported that nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords have been hacked and posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum.  The unknown hacker posted a screenshot of the database on the forum Tuesday evening, revealing some of the stolen usernames and passwords. As of earlier today, the list has been taken down […]