CSIT has received many reports of a phishing scam targeting NWU Office 365 account information. This particular phishing scam is a variation on a design we have seen and warned about previously, but the widespread distribution of the scam makes it worth a reminder.
SECUIRTY ALERT: Probable email scam originating from compromised NWU account
CSIT has reports this morning that new instances of a likely scam have been received in many NWU mailboxes. This potential scam originates from a compromised NWU accounts and, therefore, may seem superficially to be more trustworthy than they might otherwise.
SECURITY ALERT: New wave of a faux extortion email scam
CSIT has seen indications over the past 24 hours that a new wave of threatening email is targeting NWU mailboxes. While our message filters are flagging these incoming messages with a warning that the message is malicious, we have decided that the volume of such messages warrants a general alert.
CSIT will be retiring the NWU-wireless and the NWU-wireless24 networks shortly after the start of the Fall Semester. With this transition, we will also be abandoning the on-boarding web site (nwuwifi.nebrwesleyan.edu); it is no longer necessary for the new network architecture.)
SECURITY ALERT: New instances of the "secret shopper" scam
CSIT has reports this morning that new instances of the “secret shopper” scam have been received in numerous NWU mailboxes. These new instances originate from two compromised NWU accounts and, therefore, may seem superficially to be more trustworthy than they might otherwise.
CSIT has received reports this morning from several faculty and staff of two new instances of malicious email scams reaching NWU mailboxes. Both are instances of a scam which attempts to engage the recipient in a process leading to the purchase of something of value (e.g., gift cards) and transferring that value to the scammer.
SECURITY ALERT: New instances of an old email scam
CSIT has received multiple reports this morning regarding a new wave of an old email scam. This particular scam is one which we have seen before, but has been distributed widely enough to warrant a reminder.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: Load balancer upgrade scheduled for Monday (5/13) at 7:00am
CSIT has schedule a maintenance operation for Monday (5/13) at 7:00am. The maintenance to be performed is a hardware upgrade to two devices called load balancers. As the name suggests, these devices serve to balance the demand for services between redundant servers filling several critical network and infrastructure roles. (Examples would include DHCP and DNS services, as well as serve