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Critical Notices

  • How to Spot a Scam

    Follow the Three Golden Rules
    Scammers are always inventing new ways to exploit people. However, some of the basic tactics don’t change much. The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN), in partnership with Google, has set up the...
    Posted: June 19, 2020 2:07 PM
  • IRS Warning of COVID-19 Scams

    Financial Scammers Taking Advantage Of COVID-19 Uncertainty
    With COVID-19 present in our day to day lives, malicious actors are taking this opportunity to scam people out of their personal and financial information. Recently the IRS Criminal Investigation...
    Posted: June 19, 2020 10:22 AM
  • Fake Virus Alert Scam

    Scareware doesn’t just exploit panic, it creates panic
    You are working from home, web browser open to whatever resources you need to write a paper, prepare a class, review a budget, or whatever else you need to get your job done.  Suddenly a window...
    Posted: June 15, 2020 4:25 PM
  • How to Spot a Job Scam

    Scammers Are Sill Exploiting The Pandemic
    With Covid-19 causing many Americans to file for unemployment, many people are looking for jobs.  Some malicious actors are taking advantage of them by creating new job scams. Here is a list of...
    Posted: June 10, 2020 7:52 PM
  • Protect UMBC - Ransomware Attacks Still Active

    Your Own Computer Held Hostage
    Many of us lived our lives, at least in part, through computers even before telework and distance learning became the norm.  You may use your computer for writing reports, designing presentations,...
    Posted: June 8, 2020 10:28 AM
  • College Stimulus Check Scam

    Another Email Scam Riding the Headlines
    The Federal Trade Commission warns of a phishing email scam aimed at college students. The malicious actor sends emails out claiming to be from the Financial Department of the student’s...
    Posted: June 4, 2020 11:10 AM
  • Maryland COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    Make sure you know who you’re talking to
    May 22, 2020 Next Week, Maryland will begin a state-wide effort to trace the spread of COVID-19.  The effort will involve health workers making phone calls to Maryland residents.  This is a...
    Posted: May 22, 2020 3:02 PM
  • Android Ransomware

    Malicious Software Pretending To Provide COVID-19 Info
    Android Ransomware DomainTools discovered that domain names associated with COVID-19 and Coronavirus have spiked in the past few weeks, and many of those domains are considered malicious. One...
    Posted: May 18, 2020 6:24 PM
  • COVID-19 Phishing Attacks

    A review of different attacks exploiting COVID-19 fears
    Tripwire has released an article warning of these COVID19-related phishing scams. This article can be found at this link:...
    Posted: May 18, 2020 6:17 PM
  • Email Attacks

    A Review Of Recent Email Trying To Infect Your Computer
    Email Attacks Tripwire has released an article warning of these COVID-19 related email scams. The article can be found at this link:...
    Posted: May 8, 2020 12:31 PM