Category Archives: Malware, Anti-Virus, Phishing, Scams

‘Tis the Season to be…WARY

The holiday season is upon us, and you are probably shopping the never-ending sales that have been available since Halloween, especially online. More and more holiday money is being spent online, and this presents hackers and cyber-thieves a unique opportunity to rake in the cash – almost $800 million last year, according to the FBI. […]

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Get Anti-Virus Software FREE!

Welcome Students! The new school year brings new virus and malware threats to your Mac and Windows computers. The ResNet Resource Center has a stack of Apples and PCs that are infected with viruses. Long gone are the days when Apple users are immune from viruses and malware. The viruses today attack both Macs and […]

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Decrypt CryptoLocker Ransomware Files for Free!

Victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware are now able to decrypt and recover their files for free. The BBC is reporting the website will provide users the decryption key and recovery program that will decrypt all the files on their computer encrypted with CryptoLocker. The service was developed by the security companies Fox-IT and FireEye […]

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Criminals Steal 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords

The New York Times and other media outlets are reporting that a Russian criminal gang has acquired over 1.2 billion unique usernames and passwords. The user credentials were gathered through security holes in over 420,000 websites. The list of websites has not been released but the New York Times has verified it contains a wide […]

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New Vulnerability in ALL Versions of Internet Explorer

Overview Microsoft and US-Cert have released an alert about a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (IE 6 – IE 11) that could allow an attacker to install and run code on a computer. The most likely way a computer would be affected is through a website drive-by-download. A drive-by-download is where a user […]

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Phishing Email 4/4/2014: [BULK] ALERT !

Today we have a phishing email that looks like it is from the Help Desk. This phishing email attempts to trick the user into supplying their myNEU username, password, and birth date. The Service Desk will NEVER ask for your password in an email. Please delete this email from your inbox. Contact the Service Desk […]

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Phishing Email Hits Campus – 3/25/2014 – Last Warning!!!

The following phishing email has been received by members of the Northeastern community. If you receive this email please delete it immediately. Do NOT click on the link in the email. Contact the Service Desk, 617-373-4357 if you have any questions. From: ITS Help Desk [mailto:xxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:49 PM Subject: Last […]

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Target Credit & Debit Card Data Breach

What happened? A data breach occurred at Target stores between November 27 and December 15 where criminals stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers including customer name, expiration date, and CVV. Am I at risk? If you swiped your credit or debit card in a Target store between November 27 and December 15 you […]

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