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Latest Fake Job Attempt Dog Sitting

October 29th, 2021

Here is the latest attempt at getting you to cough up money in exchange for a fake job.  Remember is something is too good to be true, it probably is.  The link will ask you for your email address and password.  Please do not provide that information and delete the email. From: LieREDACTED, AleREDACTED <aliREDACTED@luc.edu> […]


Latest Attempt to Scam Victims Out of Money

October 5th, 2021

The latest Phish appears to come from an LUC alumni account.  The Subject is Position.  The body of the email contains no links but contains the following text: Work from home part-time personal assistant for $800 a week: Students who are interested in filling out this position are to provide a non edu email address […]


Be on Alert for this Latest Phishing Scam

September 24th, 2021

The Information Security Office was alerted to this phishing scam that is designed to trick the victim into providing banking information as a means of direct deposit in exchange for a fake job that does not exist.  Once the banking information is provided, the hacker withdraws a large sum of money from your account.  Generally […]


Another Paid Position Phishing Scam

September 23rd, 2021

We are again seeing 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]