Computing Services and Instructional Technology

SECURITY ALERT: Financial scam originating from compromised NWU account

CSIT has been made aware of a new instance of a financial scam being distributed to NWU mailboxes.  While we have warned about messages of this type previously, the fact that the message originates from a compromised NWU account may lend it some legitimacy and, so, has prompted this warning.

ALERT: Scheduled network maintenance

CSIT has scheduled a maintenance operation on the Omaha campus firewall for this Friday (11/6).

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.

SECURITY ALERT: Widely distributed scam email message

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.

Pulse Secure SSL VPN Appliance to be retired

Please note that CSIT will be retiring our Pulse Secure SSLVPN appliance on September 1, 2020.

CSIT scheduled maintenance announcement: Saturday, 8/1

CSIT has scheduled a maintenance operation for Saturday (8/1) on the NWU campus firewall.  The firewall controls the handling of Internet traffic between the campus network and the Internet.

Network Nebraska scheduled maintenance

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.

UPN Scheduled fiber maintenance

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.