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Job Phishing Alert: Department of Biological Sciences

An Example of Red Flags In A Phishing Message

Recently, the Division of Information Technology(DoIT) received multiple reports of a job phishing email. The scammers sending these emails are impersonating Professor Mendelson of the Department...

Posted: December 7, 2021, 2:53 PM

Account data breach: Thingiverse

Another Breach Of An Online Service

In 2020, the 3D model sharing service Thingiverse suffered a data breach. On October 13, 2021, the data compromised in the breach was posted in various hacker forums. This breach contained data...

Posted: October 18, 2021, 4:53 PM

Commemorative Coin Spam

Spam Claiming Celebrity Endorsement For Trump Coin

The UMBC Department of Information Technology (DoIT) received a report of spam invoking former President Trump, collectible coins, and the security-focused Telegram messaging system.  See  the...

Posted: October 11, 2021, 12:17 PM

Account data breach: LinkedIn

Time To Change Your LinkedIn Password

Account data breach: LinkedIn  In April 2021, an employment-oriented online service, LinkedIn, was targeted by attackers who scraped data from hundreds of millions of public profiles and later...

Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:29 AM

Phishing Alert: I need your quick response

Tip: This Isn't Dr. Hrabowski

The Division of Information Technology( DoIT) recently received reports about a phishing email impersonating Dr. Hrabowski. Below is an example of such an email. We removed the recipient’s...

Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:26 AM