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Announcement to Loyola Community Regarding the AudienceView Breach

February 28th, 2023

February 28, 2023 Dear Loyola community,   AudienceView Ticketing Corporation (AVTC) is an outside, third-party vendor, which, through its AudienceView Campus platform, provides online ticket sales services for events sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA). Late last week, AVTC advised Loyola that AVTC’s Campus Platform had been impacted by […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Social Engineering Attacks

November 20th, 2020

Folks, We are excited to announce November’s edition of OUCH! – “Social Engineering Attacks”. A common misconception about cyber attackers is that they use only highly advanced tools and techniques to hack into peoples’ computers or accounts. In reality, they have learned the easiest way to access our devices, accounts and data is to simply […]

WORK FROM HOME – New Job Post scam – October 21, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen. Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or […]

Phishing Email – Loyola University Chicago Job Offer !!!

July 1st, 2020

Here is another in a string of emails that purports to offer a job as a personal assistant.  This is a scam and is designed to get you to provide your banking information so that they can “pay” you  and instead they empty your account, sometimes for thousands of dollars. Good Day,               I […]

Phishing Email – FW: Loyola University Chicago Email Update !!!

July 1st, 2020

Here is the latest phishing email.  This email attempts to get your UVID and Password.  The hackers then take over your account and use it to phish others.  Please do not click on links in email, especially when you the email comes unexpectedly.   Good Day,             This E-mail is to notify the student and […]

OUCH! Newsletter – Ransomware

July 1st, 2020

Our Friends at SANS provide awareness information that is helpful to both your work and home computing environment. We are excited to announce the July edition of OUCH! – “Ransomware”. Cyber criminals target your important documents and files and will only release them once payment has been made to them. Led by Guest Editor Lenny […]

Latest Phishing Email – 28/06/2020

June 29th, 2020

A new phishing email with the subject of 28/06/2020 has been showing up in email inboxes.  The body of the email contains the following text. Good day, I’m offering a personal assistant position that pays $500 weekly, several attempts to email you at your Edu Email keeps bouncing back due to the length of the […]

1.4 Billion Clear Text Credentials Found On The Dark Web

December 22nd, 2017

ITS was recently notified by that several thousand accounts were listed as part of the 1.4 billion aggregate database of usernames and clear text passwords that was found in an underground community forum. What is it? As hackers accumulate login and password information from phishing scams and other means, they generally either sell this […]

Apple Releases Emergency iOS Update

September 1st, 2016

Update Addresses Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Being Exploited in the Wild Apple has released an emergency security update for iOS after it was discovered that three zero-day vulnerabilities were being exploited in the wild. These three vulnerabilities when used together could be used to achieve remote code execution with kernel level privileges. Citizen Labs and Lookout, research firms […]

“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

“Bash” Bug Affecting Linux, Mac OS, and Potentially More Systems

September 29th, 2014

A French IT manager recently discovered a flaw in the way millions of devices communicate across the internet.  The bug is found in “bash,” which is a program that translates human-readable commands into a language readable by the computer’s operating system.  This bug affects any device that can connect to the internet and uses the operating […]