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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