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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



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