Fake TIAA-CREF security alert swims into UD email inboxes

The latest phish reported at UD is a fake security notice with the subject heading “Important Information from TIAA-CREF.” This phish was convincing enough that we had to call TIAA-CREF to confirm that this message is a scam. This phishing scam is hard to...

New Blackboard phishing scam lands in UDel inboxes

Phishers don’t take weekends off. People have reported seeing this phishing scam in their UD inboxes Saturday Feb. 28 and Sunday March 1. How do you know it’s a scam? It’s a classic bulk phishing scam, sent out to .edu email addresses to capitalize...

Spear Phishing on the rise at UD and across the Internet

Spear phishing attacks, email scams tailored to trick you because of your role at UD, are rising dramatically. We are not alone; spear phishing is increasing across the Internet. In fact, here is a report we received from another university: Note that the hacker took...

Don’t be hooked by tax-time phishing scams!

In the past, UD Information Technologies and national news media have told you about avoiding phishing scams that purport to be from the IRS. It is the height of the US tax season, so a phresh batch of phish are swimming around the Internet trying to lure you into...