UD security breach pop-up

One client reports that he saw this pop-up when accessing UD Parking Services: If you see this pop-up, exit your browser. This spear-phishing attack is imitating a message from the UDel Federal Credit Union and it is targeting individuals who were affected by the UD...

Missing children themed phishing attack

An email with the subject “Search for Missing Children” is a phishing attack that claims it is from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In the email there is a .zip attachment that contains three malicious files that will infect your...

Phishing scam targets Google Docs

Email messages have been circulating that claim to be sharing a secure Google document in your Google Docs. Even though this phish only affects Gmail and Google Apps@UDel.edu users, the page will ask you for any email information from other providers. Everyone who...

New phishing scam hits UD

Email messages with the subject line “New Message,” purportedly from the University, are hitting campus email addresses today, Aug. 2. These email messages are phishing attempts and should be deleted. The message looks similar to the following:...

Phishers targeting UD after July 30 announcement

The morning of July 30, UD announced its response to an IT security breach that put the confidential information of approximately 72,000 current and past employees, including student employees, at risk. Unfortunately, cyber criminals also took notice of UD’s...

This one doesn’t make sense; but someone will fall for it

The wording on this one doesn’t really make sense, if you read it carefully. But I’m sure someone will fall for it. If you follow the link, you are taken to an attractive looking site with a form to fill out to “upgrade your email account.” If...

Phish starting to swim into Google Apps inboxes

With thousands of employee, retiree, faculty, and other email accounts moving to Google Apps at UD from the failing Mirapoint servers (the mail.udel.edu service), we’ve not had a chance to update this blog in a while. Actually, some people have reported seeing...

Easy to spot…. be careful!

We’re getting multiple reports of phishing attempts like the two below. I’m pleased that so many of our clients are recognizing them as phish. As one professor emailed me, “it is nice to know that our webmail is being maintained by restaurants in...

UD Email Update Scam

It may look like an official UD notice–but it’s a scam. How can you tell? If you read carefully, you’ll see that the email talks about UD Webmail and apparently gives a URL for use by UD Exchange users. Further, if you are using a computer, you can...

PayPal Phishing Scam

PayPal says I paid WHAT!?! Don’t fall for it. The immediate reaction may be to click one of the links in the email, but avoid this temptation. Clicking could lead to a page, where you unknowingly type in your PayPal password because you think you are logging...