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  • Latest Attempt to Scam Victims Out of Money

    October 5th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    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 […]


    Cyber Awareness Month: Mobile Security

    Cyber Awareness Month: Mobile Security

    September 29th, 2021

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    Week 2 – Mobile Device Security


    Cyber Awareness Month: Password Security

    Cyber Awareness Month: Password Security

    September 29th, 2021

    by Aleksandra Stosovic

    Week 1 – Password Security


    Be on Alert for this Latest Phishing Scam

    September 24th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    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

    by Jim Pardonek

    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

    by Jim Pardonek

    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 […]


    SANS OUCH! – Securely Using the Cloud

    August 5th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    Note:  This article from SANS discusses how to securely store data in the cloud.  Please be aware that the ONLY approved storage service for Loyola University Chicago data is Loyola’s OneDrive or SharePoint.   Overview You may have heard of a concept called “the cloud.” This means using a service provider on the internet to […]


    Phishing Email 7/29/2021

    Phishing Email 7/29/2021

    July 29th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    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 […]


    OUCH! Newsletter – Securing Your Mobile Devices

    July 12th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    Overview Mobile devices are an amazing and easy way to communicate with friends, shop or bank online, watch movies, play games, and perform a myriad of other activities. Since these devices are such an important part of your life, it is essential to keep you and your devices safe and secure. Securing Your Devices It […]


    Phishing Scam – JOB OPENINGS

    July 7th, 2021

    by Jim Pardonek

    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 […]