CSIT has been alerted to several instances of a new phishing scam which targets recipients' Office 365 credentials. While we do not yet know how wide spread this particular phishing scam is, it is deceptive and sophisticated enough to warrant a special alert to our faculty, staff and students.
Massive increases in the number of hacked Yahoo accounts announced
Yahoo has today revealed that the number of accounts hacked in a previously announced security breach is vastly larger than originally reported. In fact, the security breach which took place in August of 2013 effected every single Yahoo account, as well as Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr. The total number of hacked accounts is now being reported at just about 3 billion user accounts.
Apple Computer has today released an incremental update to their mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads. iOS 11.0.1 includes fixes and performance improvements for the major iOS update which Apple made available a little over a week ago. Included among the fixes is a patch for the native iOS Mail app which addresses problems synchronizing with Office 365 and Exchange 2016 accounts disc
The credit rating and reporting firm Equifax today reported a huge data breach with potential impacts on almost half the population of the US. The data breach is easily the largest reported this year and took place between mid-May through July of 2017.
ALERT: Be alert for Hurricane Harvey related scams
When disasters such as Hurricane Harvey strike, it is natural to consider what we can do to help and, often, that comes down to contributing something to disaster relief efforts and charities. Unfortunately, there are people ready to exploit these disasters and our inclinations to help for their own gain and they are adept at using online tools to further their interests.
Network Nebraska Internet services restored after brief outage
Internet services have been restored to NWU following a brief outage. Network Nebraska - NWU's Internet Service Provider (ISP) - experienced a technical problem with their Lincoln core router, beginning around 11:00am this morning. While technicians are still investigating to determine the root cause of the problem, a restart of the router at about 11:40am appears to have restored services.