Information Security has been alerted to a Phishing email that is being delivered to accounts at the College. This does not indicate that your account has been compromised. The e-mail has the subject: “Fraudulent CC charge from XXXXXXXX@cofc.edu“. The body reads: “I have this $582 charge on my card from XXXXXXXX@cofc.edu I am attaching my…Continue Reading Phishing Attempt
Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
The Information Security team would like to share some Holiday Information Security Tips provided by the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT). This is an especially active time for scammers! As the holidays approach, we would like to remind you to be aware of seasonal scams and cyber campaigns, which may include: electronic greeting cards…Continue Reading Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns
Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait
Watch this video for a very simple explanation of phishing. Don’t take the bait. Be informed. Report suspicious activity. Learn more at http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-2014….Continue Reading Phishing: Don’t Take the Bait
Spam Filter Upgrade to the Faculty and Staff Email System (CofC.edu)
Date: January 25, 2014 Time: 5:00PM Description: On Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:00PM, Information Technology will upgrade a critical component of the faculty and staff email system (CofC.edu). This upgrade will provide improved spam, virus, and phishing protection. There will be no disruption in service and no email will be lost during the upgrade….Continue Reading Spam Filter Upgrade to the Faculty and Staff Email System (CofC.edu)
Don’t fall for the phish trick
The Oxford English Dictionary defines phishing as “Fraud perpetrated on the Internet; spec. the impersonation of reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.” Everyday thousands of email messages are sent to and from the College of Charleston. Unfortunately some of these messages are…Continue Reading Don’t fall for the phish trick
Phishing Attack- email delayed
You may receive non-delivery email messages from a number of email providers, including Hotmail, AOL and Comcast. This is the result of a compromised email account that sent out thousands of spam messages. Because of this we have been blocked by some mail systems as spammers. Most of these blocks will be removed within the…Continue Reading Phishing Attack- email delayed
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 2011 marks the eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The College of Charleston community is encouraged to learn more about cyber security and how to stay safe online…Continue Reading October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Phishing on the rise, don’t take the bait!
College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff are frequently the target of phishing attacks which attempt to trick users into providing their login, password, id number, pin number, or other personal information. A phisher sends you an email that claims to be from a business or organization that you may deal with — for example,…Continue Reading Phishing on the rise, don’t take the bait!