SECUIRTY ALERT: Phishing scam originating from compromised NWU accounts
Earlier this evening (Wednesday, 9/30), CSIT was alerted to he wide distribution of a phishing scam to NWU mailboxes. Instances of the same phishing scam message originated from two compromised NWU accounts, bypassing filters which might have otherwise prevented the messages from being delivered.
SECURITY ALERT: New instance of a familiar email fraud attempt
CSIT has noted this morning a large number of fraudulent email messages being sent to NWU mailboxes. The messages have all the characteristics of the initial contact attempts for a financial scam of a sort which we have seen previously. Our security software has been deleting these message from mailboxes, but the wide distribution attempted by the fraud is prompting this alert.
CSIT has noted this afternoon a large number of fraudulent email messages being sent to NWU mailboxes. The messages have all the characteristics of the initial contact attempts for a financial scam of a sort which we have seen previously.
ALERT: Scheduled network service interruption between Lincoln and Omaha
There will be a brief interruption of the network connection between our Lincoln campus and Omaha site tomorrow (Friday, 8/21). The service interruption will begin at about 5:00pm and is expected to last no longer than 30 minutes.
We have been notified that Network Nebraska – NWU’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) – has a network maintenance operation scheduled for Sunday, 7/12, between 8:00am and 2:00pm. It is possible that we will experience some interruption of our Internet services during this window, but any interruptions are expected to be brief.
We have been informed by Unite Private Networks (UPN) that they have scheduled a maintenance operation for the fiber circuit connecting our Lincoln and Omaha locations. They do not expect that the maintenance will cause any interruption to service, however. This alert is just a precaution in the event that you note any unusual behavior following their operations.