Critical Notices

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

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: 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

Account Data Breach: StripChat

Millions of records exposed from an adult cam site

In November 2021, the live sex cams and adult chat website StripChat left several databases exposed and unsecured. In June the following year, over 65 million StripChat records appeared on a...

Posted: October 19, 2022, 3:03 PM

Account Data Breach: SitePoint

Shared data has already been used in attacks

In June 2020, the web development site SitePoint suffered a data breach that exposed over one million customer records. Impacted data included email and IP addresses, names, usernames, bios and...

Posted: October 18, 2022, 4:05 PM

Account Data Breach: ShitExpress

In August 2022, the online feces delivery service ShitExpress suffered a data breach that exposed 24,000 unique email addresses. The addresses spanned invoices, gift cards, promotions and PayPal...

Posted: October 18, 2022, 3:57 PM

Fraud Alert: "TASK: Thursday, Oct. 13TH"

Fraudster Impersonating UMBC Officials

This morning, the Division of Information Technology(DoIT) received a report of fraudulent emails sent to the University System of Maryland office.. The fraudster is forging the name of UMBC...

Posted: October 13, 2022, 11:49 AM

Job Scam Posting

Another Scam

On October 4, 2022, a job offer was posted in at least one group on the MyUMBC site.  The job offer was supposedly from Prof. Erika Fountain for "Administrative Assistants".  This posting was an...

Posted: October 6, 2022, 7:21 PM

Phishing Alert: Final Update Warning!

They Want Your Password

Recently, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) received a report of a phishing email that appeared to be crafted to attack users in the Computer Science department. The phishers are...

Posted: October 6, 2022, 12:02 PM