Criminals are opportunists, and unfortunately many will take advantage of the fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to launch phone scams and phishing campaigns.
Some of our users have recently reported seeing a widely-used Username and Password scam that cybercriminals are using to extort money from recipients. Our email security software has been stopping these messages and sending a follow up notification that a malicious email has been contained. But cybercriminals change tactics regularly, so we wanted you to be aware in case a message gets through our defenses.
Next month, Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton will be part of a professional panel of women in technology at the Illuminate 2019! Event on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m. The free event is open to any adult or teen interested in networking within the Columbus technology community, but registration is required.
It’s tax time again. Millions of Americans are filing for returns and making plans for how to use the money. Attackers have other ideas for that tax return.
TurboTax promotes itself as the number one, best-selling tax preparation software. No doubt they hold credentials belonging to millions of Americans who have used them for their taxes. Now, officials report an attacker obtained tax return data through a credential stuffing hack on their platform.
Enterprise Security hosts Cybersecurity Days each fall to provide meaningful training and resources to the university community. This year they have expanded the event to offer something for everyone. One specific area of focus is the security needs of researchers. Ohio State recognizes the challenges researchers have protecting the integrity and confidentiality of research data.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is coming to Ohio State! Join us for an immersion day to meet members of Amazon's team and take a deep dive into learning about AWS, including how it can help you and how to use it securely.
This day will be an engaging, tech-driven event focused on helping you accelerate and secure your journey on AWS. The presentation includes an overview of AWS core services and techniques to secure them. Topics will include security, authentication, elastic cloud computing, best practices for using AWS, networking, use cases, architecture and technical labs.
New semester, new schedule. New tuition payment. Are you sure you are all paid up? So sure that when the scammer calls you threatening to drop your classes if you don’t pay, you are unlikely to hand them your credit card number?
How about that strange text you got from a random number, offering a sweet new job for little work and high pay? You have a few extra hours, right? Why not grab some extra cash while you’re at it?
If you are interested in a future career in the world of information technology, or if you just would like to know how to best protect your online identity and data, Cybersecurity Days Community Forum is a great opportunity to pick up the latest info.
Cybercrime is a crime of opportunity, and your data is a lucrative business. That’s why everyone needs to pay more attention to his or her digital life. Interested in learning more about how you can protect yourself?
In the past, you could simply avoid taking part in the digital world and lead a private, offline life. That's no longer the case. In fact, because so many of the companies you do business with collect personal information, you could assume your information is already in the hands of cybercriminals. We can’t avoid leaving digital footprints.
Cybercrime is a crime of opportunity, and your data is a lucrative business. That’s why everyone should pay more attention to his or her digital life. Interested in learning more about how you can protect yourself?
A phishing campaign has targeted the university, resulting in many students and some faculty and staff receiving numerous fraudulent, harmful messages. The Enterprise Security and OCIO teams are working to address this problem.
What to look for
Features of this campaign have included: