Archive for the ‘Phishing’ Category


JavaScript Ransomware Spreading

January 6th, 2016

What is believed to be the first JavaScript-based ransomware-as-service is spreading. Because of the way it works, Called Ransom32, it is likely to be able to infect multiple operating systems including Windows Mac and Linux. It is generally spread via phishing type email and is contained in a self executing ZIP file attachment that is […]


November 2nd, 2015 Phishing Report

November 2nd, 2015

Beware of a new phishing scam circulating campus. The email will be similar to the following, and contains a OneDrive link to a malicious executable. From: “MICROSOFT SECURITY” <g.contento@masteronline.biz> To: <UVID@luc.edu> Subject: SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY!!! Reply-To: <g.contento@masteronline.biz> If the phishing attachment was opened or clicked, please call the ITS Help Desk for assistance at (773) […]


October 2nd, 2015 Phishing Report

October 2nd, 2015

Beware of a new phishing scam circulating campus.  The email will be similar to the following, and contains a Google Drive link to a malicious executable. From: “info@slicedcreative.co.uk” <info@slicedcreative.co.uk> Date: October 2, 2015 at 12:32:31 PM CDT To: <UVID@luc.edu> Subject: Swift payment copy. Reply-To: <gjdariye@excite.com> If the phishing attachment was opened or clicked, please call […]


September 15th, 2015 Phishing Report

September 15th, 2015

Beware of a phishing attempt going around which contains a malicious email attachment. The email will have a similar format to: From: fax@luc.edu <fax@luc.edu> Subject: FW: Fax-46787543675.doc <Fax-46787543675.doc> is attached.   If the phishing attachment was opened or clicked, please call the ITS Help Desk for assistance at (773) 508 – 4487.  Also, if you receive a suspicious email […]


April 28th, 2015 Phishing Report

April 28th, 2015

Beware of a new phishing attempt going around asking users to follow a link to access some e-mail messages. The Information Security Office has received many notifications of this e-mail floating around. The e-mail format is as follows: “Subject: Re: Urgent/Important Maintainance Dear user@luc.edu, In regards to the ongoing maintainance. Some of your important messages […]


April 13th, 2015 Phishing Report

April 13th, 2015

Be on the lookout for a new phishing campaign that is targeting email credentials.  Information Technology Services will never request your password, user ID, or any other credentials.  When in doubt, take no action and contact your IT department or Helpdesk through previously-established channels.  The fraudulent email will be similar to the following:   From: […]


March 17, 2015 Phishing Report

March 17th, 2015

Over the past several weeks, the Help Desk and Information Security Office have received complaints of numerous spam e-mails claiming that “Your e-mail account was LOGIN today by Unknown IP address:”. The subject line is generally “Support” and the e-mail instructs the user to “click on the Administrator link below and LOGIN”, which then provides a bogus link […]


January 15, 2015 Phishing Report

January 15, 2015 Phishing Report

January 15th, 2015

Recently the Information Security Office has noticed many instances of a phishing scam requesting users to download a document from Drop-Box for their financial records. The e-mail contains many different sections that may seem legitimate, but you should NOT open the link or respond to the e-mail. Please note that the download link in the body […]


University Employee Payroll Scam

University Employee Payroll Scam

January 15th, 2015

Earlier this week the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and FBI sent out a report regarding a phishing scam targeting university employees. Users are receiving e-mails about a change in their human resource status and are sent to a link to website to address this change. The link sends the victims to a page that looks […]


November 11, 2014 Phishing Report

November 11, 2014 Phishing Report

November 11th, 2014

Over the past week or so, the UISO has noticed an increased amount of these phishing e-mails, stating that the receiver’s password is about to expire, and they need to validate his or her e-mail account.  These e-mails are coming from seemingly random senders, and not from within Loyola’s network, as you can see by their […]