Archive for the ‘Phishing’ Category


Spam Email: “ITS Help Center”

June 16th, 2016

Several Loyola staff and faculty have received an email that appears to be from a Loyola ITS department requesting that they verify the “security of their account.” Clicking their “Loyola Security” link will bring you to a non-Loyola webpage. From what we understand the page’s intent is to only harvest information, namely the UVID and password. […]


June 13th, 2016 Phishing Report

June 13th, 2016

Beware of a new email phishing scam that is targeting Loyola. The email will be similar to the text below, and contains a link to a non-Loyola site that will collect your user credentials.  The linked site is now blocked for users on the University network.   Your LUC mailbox has exceeded it storage limit […]


SPAM Email Contains Ransomware

April 7th, 2016

Early this morning, Loyola email users may have noticed an email in their inbox that appears ot come from a legitimate source containing a Word document that has an embedded program that attempts to install ransomware named “Locky” The email looks to be from: ebilling@angelsprings.com and has the subject line: “Your Latest Documents from Angel […]


Password Change Scam Email

Password Change Scam Email

February 29th, 2016

Several Loyola staff and faculty have received an email that appears to be from a Loyola email address requesting that they change their password. The link in the email will open to a page that looks to be an official Password Change page from the university.  Although this page is not in the normal Loyola […]


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: […]