iOS vulnerability allows fake apps to access real data

A recently-exposed vulnerability for iPhones and iPads could allow hackers to sneakily replace your real apps with fake ones that harvest your data. FireEye, a cybersecurity company, announced in a November 10 article that the vulnerability affects iOS 7+ devices,...

Spear phishing scam targets UDel emails

This time, we have a pretty simple spear phish. It’s just an email that claims to come from the University (note that it doesn’t specify a department, office, or chairperson) notifying you that you have a new message. Exactly what kind of message is left...

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,...