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

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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BBC: the 12 cyber-scams of Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebration and generosity. Unfortunately it is also a time where criminals try to exploit this charity to replace their stockings of coal with your money. From insecure and fake websites to phishing emails and fake anti-virus alerts Christmas scams prey on your generosity and kindness. Read these 12 cyber-scams and […]

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Holiday and Black Friday Cyber Scams and Malware

US-Cert and McAfee have released their annual warning about holiday season phishing scams and malware campaigns. Criminals love this time of year because people are more open to being tricked by scams if they involve a holiday theme and message. Black Friday and cyber Monday offer many opportunities for scammers to deceive online users. You […]

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Phishing Email 11/12/2013: Important – New Outlook Settings

The following phishing email has been received by members of the Northeastern community. The email includes the attachment, Outlook.zip, that contains an exe file designed to install malware on your computer. If you receive this email please delete it immediately. Do NOT open the zip file attachment. Contact the Service Desk, 617-373-4357 if you have […]

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CryptoLocker Prevention Updated

The CryptoLocker Ransomware is continuing to spread, encrypting the data of innocent users. Security researcher Brian Krebs has released a post with a couple of good resources to help prevent infection including: Group Policy to block CryptoLocker across a domain CryptoPrevent, a small utility to stop CryptoLocker on an individual computer Backup data to a […]

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