Monthly Archives: November 2013

Adobe Hack – 38 Million User Records Stolen

Adobe Hack On October 3rd, 2013 hackers broke into the Adobe network and stole account details for 38 million active users. This data including email address, encrypted password, and password hint has been released to the Internet. Though the passwords were encrypted Adobe used an insecure method of encryption and a large number of the […]

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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,, 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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