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OUCH! Newsletter: Vishing — Phone Call Attacks and Scams

May 13th, 2021

Overview When you think of a cyber criminal you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer, launching sophisticated attacks over the internet. While some of today’s cyber criminals do use advanced technologies, many simply use the phone to trick their victims. There are two big advantages to using a phone: Unlike other […]


Phishing Scam – “Process Has Begun By Our Administrator To Upgrade Your Account” – April 14, 2021

April 22nd, 2021

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 […]


OUCH! Newsletter: Privacy – Protecting Your Digital Footprint

April 7th, 2021

What is Privacy?  There are many different definitions of “privacy.” We are going to focus on personal privacy, protecting the information about you that others collect. In today’s digital world, you would be astounded at all the different entities that not only collect information about you, but who then legally share or sell that information. […]


OUCH! Newsletter: Identity Theft

March 15th, 2021

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft happens when a criminal steals information about you and uses that information to commit fraud, such as requesting unemployment benefits, tax refunds, or a new loan or credit card in your name. If you don’t take precautions, you may end up paying for products or services that you didn’t buy and dealing […]


Phishing Scam – “Accounting Team sent you some files” – March 3, 2021

March 4th, 2021

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 Scam – “Covid Vaccine” – Feb 19, 2021

February 22nd, 2021

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 […]


OUCH! Newsletter – I’m Hacked, Now What?

OUCH! Newsletter – I’m Hacked, Now What?

February 3rd, 2021

Have I Been Hacked? No matter how secure you are, sooner or later you may have an accident and become hacked. Below are clues you might have been hacked and if so, what to do. Your Online Accounts Family or friends say they are receiving unusual messages or invites from you that you know you did not […]


Phishing Scam – “Progressive Billing #2 for Luc” – Jan 29, 2021

February 2nd, 2021

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 Scam – “UNICEF PART-TIME JOB” – Jan 22, 2021

January 22nd, 2021

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 […]


Securing Wi-Fi at Home

Securing Wi-Fi at Home

January 8th, 2021

Overview To create a secure home network, you need to start by securing your Wi-Fi access point (sometimes called a Wi-Fi router). This is the device that controls who and what can connect to your home network. Here are five simple steps to securing your home Wi-Fi to create a far more secure home network […]