Phishing does NOT take a holiday! Think before you click!

We’ve posted plenty of reminders this holiday shopping season. But remember that phishing scammers are active all the time. This report came in this morning: A breezy little phish about W2 forms. See it? Delete it! Phishers do not ever take a holiday. Think B4 U...

File backups: Your protection against ransomware

Ransomware affects businesses, schools, hospitals, and yes, your personal computer. This type of malware is used by Cybercriminals to block access to a computer system and encrypt its files until a sum of money is paid, usually in bitcoin. Generally, there is a time...

Have you downloaded a counterfeit shopping app?

Counterfeit shopping apps mimic the real shopping apps provided by well-known stores. These fake apps provide an entire shopping experience, complete with a final credit card transaction and an order confirmation number. No merchandise is ever delivered, and...

“Policies Violation” email is a phishing scam

Multiple people reported this phish overnight. How did they know this was a phishing scam and not a legitimate warning? First, it follows the usual phishing pattern of identifying an alleged emergency then over-politely asking you to click a link to verify your...

Scammers shopping for your identity this holiday season

Be vigilant this upcoming holiday season, as criminals will use Black Friday and Cyber Monday to take advantage of consumers amid the excitement of amazing deals. Don’t let hassle-free online shopping lead to a headache down the road. If something looks too good to be...

Whale Phishing Affects UD Administration

On Nov. 9, several members of the administration reported to receiving emails from President Assanis and Finance VP Greg Oler asking them to process a wire transfer. Recipients of this email were suspicious of this request and notified IT. The emails were fake and...

Keeping UD Passwords Secure

If you use your UD password for other accounts, you are at risk. The more places your password is used, the more likely it could be stolen. Pay attention to password breaches in the news that could affect you. Recently, Verizon and Yahoo fell victim to hackers...