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Fake COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Apps

Beware of Fake Coronavirus Smartphone Apps

An Android app, advertised as a coronavirus tracker, mimics the display of the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center main page but also installs spyware into the phone.1   A similar app was...

Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:57 AM

Phishing Email Impersonates Dr. Hrabowski

Beware of Obvious Signs of Phishing

A new phishing email has been hitting inboxes recently: Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:07:19 +0300 From: President Edu hello good day, let me know when you are available. there is something i...

Posted: March 24, 2020, 4:26 PM

Work from Home Email Scam

Something smells a little phishy...

Here is the content of a likely phishing message: Name of Company: Asics JOB TITLE: Get Paid to Drive JOB DESCRIPTION: We seek interested applicants to go about their normal routine with...

Posted: March 23, 2020, 8:08 PM

Spear Phishing Attacks On The Rise

Community members being targeted for gift card scams

The DoIT Security Group has received reports of a phishing scam targeting the UMBC community.  Please be aware that hackers are sending these email messages to students, faculty, and staff....

Posted: December 10, 2019, 4:36 PM