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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