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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

Account Data Breach: TAP Air Portugal

Portugal's national airline victim of ransomware attack

In August 2022, the Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal was the target of a ransomware attack perpetrated by the Ragnar Locker gang who later leaked the compromised data via a public dark web...

Posted: October 28, 2022, 3:07 PM

Account Data Breach: Twitter

Hackers list database of 5.4 million records for sale

In January 2022, a vulnerability in Twitter's platform allowed an attacker to build a database of email addresses and phone numbers of millions of users of the social platform. In a disclosure...

Posted: October 19, 2022, 3:23 PM