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Latest Phish Scamming Students for Money

August 24th, 2022

Seems that at the start of every semester, some scammer tries to use the lure of easy money to get a student to supply their banking information, supposedly for pay, only to find their bank account looted for sometimes several thousand dollars.  Students usually start the semester with a considerable amount of cash in their […]

Urgent Warning Phish

August 22nd, 2022

The latest phishing email looks to be coming from an LUC email address that appears to be compromised.  Notice the misspelling of the work administrator and the poor grammar in the second sentence.  These phishing emails tend to occur more frequently at the beginning of a semester and are more likely to target new students […]

Apple discloses security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, Macs allowing ‘full admin access’ to devices

August 19th, 2022

 Apple released an emergency security update Thursday, disclosing that there were vulnerabilities for certain iPhone, iPad and Mac products. These vulnerabilities were disclosed in a software update, which the company said should safeguard the products. The first issue involved the potential for an application to execute arbitrary code with “kernel privileges,” which refers to a […]

Latest Job Scam Offer “Student and Staffs Employment”

Latest Job Scam Offer “Student and Staffs Employment”

March 1st, 2022

Here is the latest job offer scam.  The email has the subject line of “Student and Staffs Employment”  Notice that they attempt to use an incorrect plural of staff. The email appears to come from an active compromised LUC email account which is unrelated to the actual fake “Job”.  Compromised accounts usually have a weak […]

Phishing Scam – Fake Job Information

February 10th, 2022

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into disclosing personal information. This email (and anything similar) should be deleted right away. If you have any questions about this or any email, please call or email the ITS Service Desk at 773-508-4487 or […]

Phishing Scam – “VERIFY” – January 7th, 2022

January 7th, 2022

Below is the most recent phishing email we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into completing an online form to disclose 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 […]

Happy Holidays from Phinn

December 10th, 2021

Phinn is finishing up some online Christmas shopping and wants to share some tips to keep you cyber safe.  By following a few tips from Phinn’s latest video you’ll find ways to prevent your personal information from being stolen.  Phinn and the entire University Information Security Office team would like to wish all of you […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Top Cybersecurity Tips For Vacations

December 1st, 2021

Overview As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe. Mobile Devices Bring as few devices as you can. The fewer devices you bring while traveling, the fewer devices that can be lost or stolen. […]

Here’s the Latest from our Cyber Security Awareness Mascot Phinn

November 22nd, 2021

To close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we asked all Ramblers to remember that we have a shared responsibility in keeping our community safe and secure online. More than ever before, we are spending significantly more time on our connected devices, whether it be at home or on campus. As our online presence grows, so do […]

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 <> […]