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Fake Job Scam Emails

August 25, 2022

We have recently seen a surge in fake job scam emails as attackers know that the semester is starting for universities across the world. The recent scam emails are centered around offering part-time work, often using keywords such as UNCICEF, … Continued

Major Vulnerability Alert – log4j

December 13, 2021

***Please understand that this is a fluid situation and this post may be updated periodically as new information becomes available*** A critical vulnerability has been discovered in log4j that is actively being exploited.  This is an issue both for systems and web … Continued

There’s a new way to report phishing!

September 21, 2021

Starting this fall, you may see a new functionality in Outlook that will allow you to report phishing and junk with a quick and simple click of a button. This functionality will exist in the web, desktop and mobile versions … Continued

Understanding Sensitive Information

September 14, 2021

If you’ve ever been asked whether or not you work with sensitive information, you may wonder what the University defines as sensitive information. The University maintains an information classification standard that provides detailed guidance on what is considered classified information … Continued

Protect Your Device from Ransomware

May 18, 2021

Protect Your Device from Ransomware  Recent attacks impacting gasoline delivery in Southeast highlight the negative impact that ransomware criminals can have and should prompt us to consider if we are taking the right precautions to protect our important documents and … Continued

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

March 8, 2021

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims: Impacts from External Cybersecurity Incidents Such as the Equifax Breach of 2017  Malicious attackers regularly commit unemployment fraud across the United States.  Unfortunately, some of the people who they attempt to impersonate are our employees, and we … Continued

Oversharing Online

March 5, 2021

Oversharing online while working from brings unique risks.  As folks share desktops for screen shares on calls while presenting at conferences, or even post pictures on social media of their home office, what might a scammer do with this information? … Continued

Upcoming Event: Bits N’ Bytes

February 26, 2021

What is Data@Rest: Bits n’ Bytes A half-day virtual event focused on information security that features a variety of voices from the UNC IT community in a TED Talk style format. Some talks are long, some are short, it just … Continued

Emerging Scam: COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing

December 16, 2020

Similar to the COVID themed phishing messages seen earlier this year (you can read about those here), reports are emerging that similar messages are being received with a newer theme of “COVID Vaccines”. Exploiting fears that shortages may occur, known … Continued

Impersonation Email Scams

November 10, 2020

Spoofing / Impersonation  Email spoofing and impersonation are techniques where a scammer creates an email message with a forged sender address in hopes of deceiving the recipient into thinking the email originated from someone they know or recognize. Scammers will … Continued