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  • Alert: Increase in Compromises of Direct Deposit December 19, 2017
    From Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), 12/4/17 “The MS-ISAC has seen an increase in cyber threat actors sending phishing emails to K-12 public education employees for the purposes of obtaining account login information. In these incidents, this information is then typically used to modify the employees’ direct deposit account information. By changing this […]
  • Reminder: Use of University-owned IT Resources December 14, 2017
    In accordance with the University’s policy for Acceptable Use of Information Technology and the General Rules of Conduct, employees may not use University-owned IT resources for personal use or gain. These prohibited activities include installing and operating cryptocurrency mining software that uses University resources.
  • Wireless Risk, Patch Your Personal Devices October 23, 2017
    The most commonly used security standard for Wi-Fi networks has been compromised.  A recent Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) breaks the handshake that encrypts the connection, and cyber criminals could target nearby Wi-Fi networks. There have been no reports yet of this vulnerability being actively exploited. However, ITS recommends that you take action to protect your […]
  • 10-5-17 Phishing Scam Alert October 5, 2017
    The following phishing scam from a uconn.edu email address is circulating again (see 9-5-17 post). We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have made us take this decision to safeguard your Account. To avoid Shutting Down of this Account you will […]
  • 9-18-17 Popular Tool, CCleaner, Was Compromised September 18, 2017
    Please follow this link for more information:  https://www.howtogeek.com/326742/ccleaner-was-hacked-what-you-need-to-know/
  • 9-6-17 Phishing Scam Alert September 7, 2017
    The following phishing scam from a uconn.edu email address is circulating: We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have made us take this decision to safeguard your Account. To avoid Shutting Down of this Account you will be Required to CLICK THIS […]
  • 8-16-17 Phishing Scam Alert August 16, 2017
    Be aware of a recent phishing scam coming from an @uconn.edu email address.  An example is shown below: From: “xxx, xxx” > Date: August 15, 2017 at 3:06:59 PM EDT > > We will be Shutting Down your Account due to suspicious Activity and Login from a Different IP with your Account which have […]
  • 6-28-17 Petya Ransomware Threat June 28, 2017
    A new ransomware threat, Petya, is being reported. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds the information hostage in an attempt to extort payment for its release. Similar to the WannaCry threat, Petya exploits the Microsoft Vulnerability MS17-10: Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server. In addition, […]
  • 5-15-17 Protect your computer from ransomware May 15, 2017
    The recent cyberattack involving ransomware has been infecting computers and critical systems worldwide since Friday. The main ransomware programs, WannaCrypt and WannaCry, and their variants are infecting computers by exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system.  The malicious software then encrypts the contents of a computer and holds the information hostage until a […]
  • 5-12-17 Global Ransomware Attack May 13, 2017
    Two global ransomware attacks called “WannaCry” and its variant “WanaCrypt0r” are being reported, and attacks have occurred in the United States and internationally. The ransomware exploits the Microsoft Vulnerability MS17-10: Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds the information hostage in […]