Taxing our awareness

As our favorite time of the year – tax season – approaches, everyone is looking to pay as little as possible. But if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up paying much, much more than you thought. Cybercriminals see tax season as a time of opportunity. After...

Vishing for AT&T Customers

I just got an interesting phone call. The caller ID showed me 800 number – (800) 344-3089 – telling me that I had just won $200. That’s pretty sweet. I could use some money. Sadly, this seems like a vishing scam; we’ve previously discussed similar...

Flying Phish

That’s right. Flying phish. The newest phishing scam is an email claiming to come from British Airways. It tells you your recent ticket purchase is complete, and it gives you links to what appear to be an electronic copy of your new ticket and the customer...

A common catch

As the snow and ice at UD begin to melt, more phish are making their way here. Pretty standard stuff. First, if this actually came from whoever manages your email, it’d have your name on it. The link goes to tripod.com, which is a pay-to-use web hosting service....

A standard phish makes a good reminder

This morning, some standard phish were swimming into UDel inboxes. Here’s a screen shot of one that amazes me — not a particularly good one, but the scammers find that it still works: We’ve highlighted some of the tell-tale signs, so that even if you...

Beware Fake Target Warnings

We’ve not seen any of these on campus yet, but reports are coming in that a series of phishing scams, complex social engineering attacks, and other scams based on the news about the Target data breach are showing up in email inboxes across the United States. As...

Voucher for one free scam

As the holiday season approaches, scammers are taking advantage of everyone’s festive mood. A very enticing phishing attack is claiming to give out free store vouchers for holidays, if you fill out a form. There is an embedded link in the email that supposedly...

Phishing scams, now in your pocket!

A phishing attack that targets cell phones has been reported. A scammer will send you a brief, but urgent text message telling you to call the listed number: Click the smaller image for a larger version When you call the number, the scammer tells you that your bank...

I have to change my Paypal information again?

Paypal’s “ID Review Department” is trying to get your personal information again.  This time, the scammers  have created a very sophisticated pharming site, but the email message is still a classic example of a phishing scam: Click smaller image for...

Who keeps calling me?

The UD VoIP system has a feature that allows its users to forward voicemails to email. However, before it can be functional, UD staff must personally request this feature be set up by Telephone Services–it is not automatic. If you have not requested this feature...