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New Phishing Warning (July 19)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: name@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: July 19, 2018 Subject: #USC: New Course (username@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message From The Faculty … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Phish on Your Phone

Posted on by mbordas

Like many people, you’re probably more relaxed about tapping links on your phone than you should be. Hackers and criminals know that you’re more likely to fall for a phish on a mobile device. According to Securityweek.com (https://www.securityweek.com/mobile-phishing-attacks-85-percent-annually), the rate … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (June 28)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: “ITS Support” <xxxxxx@usc.edu> Sent: June 27, 2018 Subject: University of Southern California Hi, xxxxxx@usc.edu The password for your University of Southern California Account, ********, was recently changed. If … Continue reading

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Phishing Warning: Notice about Email Quarantine Exercise

Posted on by Leyla

USC account holders have reported receiving phishing messages similar to the one below, purporting to be from USC’s Information Technology Services. USC is not conducting an email quarantine exercise.  If you have received the message, please delete the phish; do … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (June 21)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: name@domain.com [this will be a spoofed email address from a variety of institutions and email providers] Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Subject: USC – Account Update … Continue reading

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VPNFilter Router Malware

Posted on by mbordas

Security researchers have recently discovered a type of malware infecting Internet routers around the world. Called VPNFilter, this malware is thought to have already infected over 500,000 devices, including home routers. VPNFilter can allow malicious users to intercept your Internet … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (May 7)

Posted on by mechling

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Monday, May 7, 2018 Subject: [USC Canvas]: New Course (USCNetID@usc.edu) You Have 1 Unread Important Message … Continue reading

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New Phishing Warning (April 26)

Posted on by beltzer

USC account holders have reported receiving phishes similar to the one listed below. From: user@usc.edu [this will be a spoofed USC email address] Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2017 Subject: [USC Canvas]: Student loan paperwork – SLC and SAAS You Have … Continue reading

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Do You Take Online Quizzes? You Could Be Putting Your Identity at Risk

Posted on by mechling

If you like taking online quizzes, make sure you’re not giving away answers to common security questions. If you announce the name of your first pet publicly, someone could use that information to reset your password on any online account … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Tax Season Phone Scams

Posted on by mbordas

The IRS is aware of a number of scams targeting taxpayers. In one common scam, victims receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller tells the victim that due to a tax form error, … Continue reading

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