Fake rewards notifications flood UDel inboxes

UDel inboxes saw a flood of rewards notifications yesterday. Four separate emails claimed to offer loyalty rewards points at RiteAid, CVS, Amazon, and Walgreens, but they all gave tell-tale signs that they’re scams. First, these emails all came within minutes of...

Suspicious vishers attempt to trick users at #UDel

Keeping with the trend of recent phone scams, we got a call from someone claiming to be “Chris from IT.” He said he was trying to assist a student who was having network troubles, and wanted us to go to a certain Web site and tell him if the page loaded. I...

Trying too hard…

So there’s a call center in India posing as UD Directory Assistance and claiming to be the Chamber of Commerce so they can ask for your UD information. I wish we were creative enough to make this stuff up. Yesterday, we got a call from a number that appeared as...

CryptoWall ransomware threatens computers on campus

Last year, University of Delaware Information Technologies (IT) reported that CryptoLocker, a form of ransomware, had infected computers on campus. In a recent UDaily article, UD IT confirms that a newer form of ransomware, CryptoWall, has appeared on campus. So far,...

Home Depot Awerikan Express scam hits UDel

It seems the recent Home Depot phishing scam has been reproduced using American Express as the new vehicle. This authentic-looking email tries to direct us to what appears to be American Express’s website so we can log in and check our account activity. It...