SECURITY ALERT: New phishing scam masquerages as link to a new voicemail message
CSIT has received a report of a new phishing scam.We do not have any indication that this particular scam is widespread.This warning is because the timing of this scam – coming during our transition to a new phone system with new features – may make it especially tempting.
SECURITY ALERT: New phishing scam to start the academic year
CSIT has received a report this evening of a new phishing scam.While this scam is not particularly well crafted, it does come during an especially busy time of year and, therefore, warrants some warning.
CSIT has received a report of a new phishing scam which targets Office 365 accounts.While not yet widespread, this is a particular concern coming at a transitional period of the academic calendar and in an environment in which we are introducing a number of significant changes.Please be alert for this phishing scam as you begin your semester.
tCSIT has received reports via contacts at University of Nebraska - Lincoln of a new email extortion scam targeting accounts within their domain. While we have not yet received reports of this scam targeting any NWU accounts, we have seen such scams in the past. It seems, therefore, an opportunity to remind everyone of another type of malicious email scam.
[NOTE: We are resending this security alert due to reports of a new wave of scam email following the same pattern. The difference between the previous messages and the current wave of messages is primarily the sender address; the more recent fraud appears to originate from a Daniel M. Schmidlin with a CentralMethodist.edu domain address.]
CSIT has received numerous reports within the past hour of a new phishing scam targeting NWU mailboxes. The volume of reports indicates that this is an extremely wide spread attack and that it has been structured to evade our email filters.
CSIT has received several reports of a new phishing scam reaching NWU mailboxes this morning. While this particular scam is not as sophisticated as many we have seen recently, the frequency of the reports prompted this warning.
Brief unplanned Internet service interruption (Thursday, 5/3)
Many of you will have noted that there was an interruption of Internet service this morning at about 11:10am.The interruption was caused when the campus firewall shutdown due to the failure of a UPS to which it was connected.
As you all well know, Culmination Week is upon us and Finals Week is on the horizon.For most of you, this will be a period of intense research, study and preparation.Typically, it will feature a significant reliance upon technology.CSIT is offering a few quick tips to assist you toward a successful Culmination and Finals Weeks.
NWU-wireless and NWU-wireless24 service interruption
At about 6:10pm today we became aware of a problem with the NWU-wireless and NWU-wireless24 networks which caused a service interruption.The problem was caused by the failure of our Radius authentication server which controls access to these two secure networks.The underlying problem with the authentication server was addressed and the server returned to
Equifax data breach larger than initially reported
Equifax - the credit monitoring and rating company - revealed today that the data breach which they first made public in September of 2017 was larger than they initially reported. The incremental increase, however, may seem small in comparison to the size of the original breach.