Archive for the ‘Phishing’ Category


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 […]


July 14, 2014 Phishing Report

July 14, 2014 Phishing Report

July 14th, 2014

  A new phishing attack attempts to acquire a users Apple ID information through a fake verification link. The email looks fairly genuine, and the verification link directs you to a near identical version of Apple’s sign-in page. Apple IDs are tied to iTunes, iCloud, email, and more Apple services making them a valuable target. […]


Watch Out for New PayPal Phishing Attempt

Watch Out for New PayPal Phishing Attempt

June 26th, 2014

  It is possible that the information used in these phishing emails may come from the eBay breach that occurred earlier this year.  This phishing attempt contained both a PayPal address and a company name that are on file for a specific account. “Phishing mails always start with a generic ‘Dear customer’ or ‘Dear Client,’ […]


Missing Malaysian Airliner Scam

April 2nd, 2014

If you receive a email or see a Facebook post that claims to have photos or a video of the missing airliner, do not click it. Malware can be spread through these links and questionnaires that are asking for your personal information are being shared on Facebook. There is not a reputable entity that would […]


January 22, 2014 Phishing Report

January 22, 2014 Phishing Report

January 22nd, 2014

(click to enlarge image) The first link in this phishing attempt directs you to third party website where it captures a user’s credit card information and downloads malware in the background.   (click to enlarge image) This second phishing attempt directs you to a web portal which asks for your student account information. The number […]