IT Security News

Most companies still can’t spot incoming cyberattacks
Jul 19, 2016: More than three quarters of organisations vulnerable to hackers due to lack of cybersecurity staff or tools, says report.
Delilah malware secretly taps webcam, blackmails and recruits insider threat victims
Jul 19, 2016: Delilah malware taps computer and webcam to get dirty little secrets, then blackmails victims into becoming an insider threat and coughing up a company’s secrets.
Ex-Cardinals employee gets nearly 4 years in prison for Astros hack
Jul 19, 2016: A former employee of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking computers belonging to the Houston Astros, the US Justice Department said Monday.
This Android Trojan blocks the victim from alerting banks
Jul 19, 2016: A new Trojan that can steal your payment data will also try to stymie you from alerting your bank.
Adobe, Microsoft Patch Critical Security Bugs
Jul 15, 2016: Adobe has pushed out a critical update to plug at least 52 security holes in its widely-used Flash Player browser plugin, and another update to patch holes in Adobe Reader. Separately, Microsoft released 11 security updates to fix vulnerabilities more than 40 flaws in Windows and related software.
Wendy’s says payment card info accessed in malware attack
Jul 08, 2016: Wendy's is serving up more details about a malware attack on its point-of-sale systems.
Google Issues Largest Android Security Update
Jul 08, 2016: The July Android Security bulletin provides 108 patches and debuts a new model for patch updates.
Symantec security flaws are “as bad as they get,” says researcher
Jul 01, 2016: Google's Project Zero team has unearthed severe security holes in Symantec and Norton products which place you at serious risk.
Cisco patches critical flaws affecting device software
Jul 01, 2016: Cisco patched two critical vulnerabilities and a high severity flaw Wednesday that allow attackers to bypass authentication.
Noodles & Company Payment Data May Have Been Hacked
Jul 01, 2016: Fast-casual restaurant chain operator Noodles & Company said Tuesday a recent data security incident may have compromised the security of payment information of some its customers.

IT Security Latest Alerts

When virtual meets reality: Pokémon GO is a real world adventure with real-life risks
Jul 21, 2016:

The game itself is free of charge, but some of the associated risks can be very costly. Follow our tips to stay Poké-Safe!

300 Wendy’s Restaurants Fall Victim to Malware
May 19, 2016:

Starting in the fall of 2015, Wendy's believes around 300 North American restaurants experienced a malware installation through the use of compromised third-party vendor credentials, which affected parts of the sales system. The malware caused unusual payment card activity. Reports indicated that fraudulent charges may have occurred at other retailers after payment card were legitimately used at Wendy's.  To learn more about what Wendy's is doing and for FAQ's, visit: https://www.wendys.com/en-us/about-wendys/the-wendys-company-updates. 

Google has released a new update for Chrome
Apr 29, 2016:

Google has released a new update for Chrome to address several vulnerabilities for Mac, Windows, and Linux users.

FBI Successfully Hacks the iPhone
Apr 05, 2016:

One hour. That’s all it takes from beginning to end to hack into the iPhone using the UFED Touch device. Time is not the only thing that makes the device easy to use.

Warning!  Details on the Latest Email Scam
Feb 03, 2016:

A number of MU employees and students have had their University and/or personal email accounts compromised.  Find out more about the latest scam tactic and learn how to thwart this attack!

What's New

MakeITSafe Security Awareness Training

University employees are required to complete annual security awareness training. More information about the 2016 training will be available after July 1. If you are a new University employee and need to complete the new hire designated Make IT Safe training modules, click on this link: MakeITSafe Training.  Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.