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UBIT Information Security Alerts

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Learn about the most recent IT-related threats to the UB community by viewing annotated examples.

9/5/14
An email stating a database upgrade has resulted in unclaimed emails being in your account is attempting to trick you into disclosing your UB credentials.
8/26/14
An email stating your account was used from an unrecognized device is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
7/18/14
An email asking you to login and read a "Security Mail" is actually attempting to steal your UB credentials.
6/19/14
An email asking you to confirm receipt of a UB web database is attempting to trick the UB community into giving out their account information.
6/19/14
The UB Information Security Office has received information from The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) about cyber-related scams targeting universities, employees, and students.  The IC3 is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees, and students across the nation. The scams range from Internet fraud to intrusions.
6/19/14
An email stating your account needs to be verified is attempting to trick the UB community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
Microsoft has confirmed a security vulnerability affecting all versions of Internet Explorer. UBIT recommends you stop using Internet Explorer, and use Firefox, Safari or other unaffected browser.
6/19/14
An email stating you must login to recieve mail about an upgrade is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
A major security vulnerability named Heartbleed was disclosed on Monday, April 8, 2014. The vulnerability affects websites on the Internet as well as here at UB.
6/19/14
An email stating your account needs to be validated is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email offering you a FAKE job.   This scam attempts to offer you a fake job using an existing company.  In addition to offering you a fake job a check is sent, in some cases by FED EX.    You are asked to deposit the check, and send a portion of the money as a bank transfer.    The bank transfer goes through, but the check you received bounces (FAKE).   You have now lost all the money you transferred.   In the end: you have had your money stolen. 
6/19/14
An email claiming to be from the University at Buffalo regarding application information is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email stating your account needs to be validated is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email stating your account needs to be validated is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email stating you will be killed is attempting to extort money.   While there are many variations of this scam, if you feel threatened please contact your local police.
6/19/14
An email stating your account needs to be validated is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email stating your account was used from an unrecognized device is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
There are reports of people being cold-called by someone claiming to be from UB. This person states that your computer is compromised and you need to follow their instructions to fix it. They are seeking to gain control of your computer and/or UBIT account. 
6/19/14
An email stating your mailbox is full  is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An faculty & staff mailbox message is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email claiming to be from UBMAIL WEB TEAM is attempting to trick the UB and community and others into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
A website claiming to be UB's email system (UB's Outlook Web Access to UB's email powered by Exchange) is attempting to trick the UB community into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email claiming to be from the CIT Help Desk is attempting to trick the UB community into giving away their account information.
6/19/14
An email claiming to be from the CIT Help Desk is attempting to trick the UB community into giving away their account information.

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