IT Security Notices

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Concerning Job Scams

Holidays and long weekends attempt to catch users off guard

Over the weekend the Division of Information Technology has gotten reports of several job scams sent to users by email. These scams promise good pay for minimal effort, usually at home on your own...

Posted: June 20, 2023, 4:33 PM

Event ticket sales paused due to vendor security concerns

UMBC has been informed that a third-party vendor for campus event ticketing, AudienceView (also known as University Tickets), recently experienced a payment card data security breach with its...

Posted: February 28, 2023, 3:59 PM

Two Unusual Phishing Campaigns

Scammers get creative

Recently the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) received notification of two phishing campaigns at other universities.  While neither of these has been reported at UMBC, we are posting this...

Posted: January 6, 2023, 4:44 PM

Protecting your online account over Winter Break

As we prepare for the winter break, we commonly see a surge in malicious activity toward user accounts. Users receive emails warning about unpaid invoices, expired passwords, or full inboxes....

Posted: December 22, 2022, 1:44 PM

Account Data Breach: START

Russian streaming service impacts over 7 million accounts

In August 2022, news broke of an attack against the Russian streaming service "START". The incident led to the exposure of 44 million records containing 7.4 million unique email addresses. The...

Posted: November 4, 2022, 3:08 PM