Critical Notices

Showing items tagged notice. Show All

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

Phishing Alert: You have (#) new pending incoming emails

A New Twist On Phishing

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) recently received reports of a new form of phishing campaign. This campaign informs recipients that they have “# new pending incoming emails” where #...

Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:21 AM

Phishing Alert: "Received AWB Documents via WeTransfer"

A "File Transfer" Phishing Campaign

The Division of Information Technology( DOIT) recently received reports of a ‘file transfer’ phishing campaign. Below is an example of this phishing email. We removed the To field for privacy...

Posted: September 28, 2021, 7:19 PM

Account data breach: Ajarn

Why You Should Not Use Your UMBC Password At Any Other Site

In September 2021, Thai-based English language teaching website, Ajarn, learnt that they suffered a data breach back in September 2018. This breach contained data for approximately 266 thousand...

Posted: September 27, 2021, 5:34 PM

Notice of a LEGITIMATE E-mail Survey!

"Your UMBC Feedback is Requested" Is A VALID Survey Request

Normally, these posts warn of various types of fraud and misdirection that try to mislead victims into giving up personal information and/or money.  The Division of Information Technology (DoIT)...

Posted: September 27, 2021, 4:50 PM

Job Phishing Alert: Department of Psychology

Another Day, Another Job Scam.

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

Posted: September 26, 2021, 9:25 PM

Phishing Alert: EMAIL ACCOUNT UPGRADE

DON'T CLICK! DON'T ENTER PASSWORD! CULTIVATE SUSPICION!

The Division of Information Technology( DoIT) recently received reports about an “account upgrade” phishing email. Below is an example of such an email. We removed the recipient’s information for...

Posted: September 26, 2021, 9:20 PM