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COVID-19 Job Scam in Email

New Scam Subject: UMBC COVID-19 INFORMATION

The UMBC Division of Information Technology received notification of a new job scam variant on 08may2020.  The subject is: UMBC COVID-19 INFORMATION From: Koyepes Michael...

Posted: May 8, 2020, 12:12 PM

"Password Notification" Scam

Email with bogus link wants to steal your password

This morning DoIT has received several reports of a password change scam that has been going around campus: From: ti93943@wildblue.net Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:45 AM Subject: Password...

Posted: May 6, 2020, 12:03 PM

Another Part Time Job Scam...

Last week DoIT received several notifications of yet another part-time job scam arriving at email inboxes on our virtual campus.  The To: field has been removed from the example for reasons of...

Posted: April 21, 2020, 10:17 AM

Cyberattacks Delivered By Your Mail Carrier

Scammers and hackers will use any way to get to you...

A group called FIN7 has been using a novel method to target victims.  The attack is delivered through USPS mail, the kind that’s delivered into the real mailbox.  The target gets a package in...

Posted: April 20, 2020, 12:16 PM

Scam E-mail Spoofing Account of Scott Casper

Scammers are impersonating people to get info and money.

On Monday, 4/13/2020, DoIT was notified by several members of the UMBC community about an e-mail message impersonating Dr. Scott Casper, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social...

Posted: April 20, 2020, 12:06 PM

Student Work at Home Scam

Hackers Offering Jobs at Cisco Systems

A scam message (see below) was sent to about 80 UMBC email addresses on 4/15/2020.  It’s a variation of a scam job offer we saw a few months ago.   It is NOT from Cisco Systems.  If you respond...

Posted: April 20, 2020, 12:01 PM

Phishing Email Impersonations

Several High Profile Administrators Impersonated

DoIT has been made aware of several new phishing emails from the weekend: From: Dean Drake <ddrake.umbc.edu@gmail.com> Date: Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 2:45 PM Subject: Re: Quick One To: <...

Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:13 AM

Fake DocuSign Phishing Message

Look out for fake DocuSign Messages

Yesterday morning, between 8:45am and 10:00am, several UMBC users received DocuSign messages offering access to a document called “News Update.pdf” with a button labeled “View Document Now”.  ...

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:35 PM

Home Network Security

As we all work and study at home, we need to stay secure.

If you are part of the UMBC community and are reading this in the spring of 2020, then you are very likely working and/or teaching and/or learning from home over the Internet.  In most cases, you...

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:16 PM

Telework Security Resources

Here are some good resources for securing your telework...

More people throughout the United States are teleworking now, including many who have never done so before.  The UMBC community is no exception as many of us work, learn and teach from our...

Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:47 PM