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...

“Fax” phishing scam threatens UDel computers

We received an alert that Academic Partnerships, a company that works with some members of the University, was exposed to a virus that affected some of its mail servers. As a result, phishers used those servers to send fake fax notifications to some of Academic...

Voicemail phishing at UDel

If you listen carefully, you can hear the phish swimming into our inboxes. This one is fairly clever as far as scams go. The message looks like an email a real business might send you, and it has proper spelling and formatting throughout. It tries to sell you on the...

Email update scam targets UDel employees

Now that the holiday frost has lifted, phish are once again finding their way into UD waters. We’ve caught a fairly standard one today. The sender’s email address stands out right away. Yandex is a popular Russian internet company, and its services are...

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...