Recent IT Security Alerts

    Employment Opportunity Scam
    Jan 23, 2017:

    There is an elaborate employment opportunity scheme currently underway which is targeted towards college students.  Learn more!

    Ho, Ho, NO! Don’t let online deals become cyber steals!
    Dec 16, 2016:

    While this time of year brings out kindness and joy, make sure that you don’t fall for a criminal’s latest ploy!

    Tracking Number Email Scams Target Online Shoppers
    Dec 15, 2016:

    This holiday season don't take the bait! Many shipping carriers have experienced phishing scams targeting consumers. Subject lines often include tracking numbers, and the emails can contain a fake notice from the carrier with attachments and links. Be aware, the attachments and links can contain viruses! Do not give away any personal information. Delete the message immediately. For more information on scams carriers are seeing, visit the FedEx and UPS guides.

    Social Engineering and Phishing Scam Affect LinkedIn Users
    Nov 28, 2016:

    A new social engineering scam is using phishing emails that appear to be from LinkedIn. The phony email claims there's a security issue with the user's LinkedIn account and requests personal information. It informs recipients that it's a "precautionary measure to defend you", but prompts users to provide the information in 24 hours or their accounts will be terminated.  

    Yahoo ‘expected to confirm massive data breach’, says Recode
    Sep 22, 2016:

    Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts.

    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!

    Printer Model/Toner Social Engineering Scam
    Jan 14, 2016:

    University staff members are reporting they have received phone scams from outside entities regarding printer equipment. 

    Dridex Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Malware Security Alert Bulletin
    Nov 16, 2015:

    several users have reported receiving e-mails containing ‘invoice’ attachments to their official University e-mail accounts.  The attachment is a sophisticated form of malware known as Dridex, which is a peer-to-peer word-based multifunctional malware package designed to leverage macros in the Microsoft Word program.  Learn more....

    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
    Oct 06, 2015:

    In support of this effort, the University of Missouri hosts a series of events across each campus designed to educate faculty, staff, and students about computer and information security. Check out our schedule of events; we hope to see you there!

    University’s Response to IRS Fraud
    Mar 23, 2015:

    Reports of fraudulent tax schemes have been increasing in both the local and national media. Unfortunately, these schemes have affected several university employees.

    Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out-Of-Band)
    Nov 18, 2014:

    At approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Microsoft will release an out-of-band security update to address an issue affecting Microsoft Windows.