The map below shows countries from which we have seen and blocked actual cyber-attacks aimed at FIT. We’ll keep it updated as we discover more. As you can see, cybercrimes are a world-wide problem.
Have you ever wondered if your account information or password has ever been exposed in a data breach? Have I Been PWNED? (HIBP) is a free resource developed by a Microsoft researcher for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or […]
What happened? “Malspam” is short for malware spam—a word to describe any malware that is delivered via email. A malspam campaign that is currently circulating mimics a FedEx shipping confirmation with a person’s real name, Social Security number, and a “tracking number.” Victims that click on the link will be redirected not to a FedEx […]
What happened? Recently one of the other SUNY campuses experienced a spear phishing attack (personalized phishing attacks that appear to be from a trusted source). The attacker sent an email purporting to be from the institution’s president regarding a new business integrity program. The emails had the correct branding and trademarks of the institution and […]
Cybercriminals have historically used high-profile events, such as the Olympic Games, to disseminate malware and conduct scams, fraud, and cyber-espionage. It is highly likely that cybercriminals will recycle old tactics such as Olympic-themed phishing emails, malvertising, and malicious mobile apps, as well as develop new methods to compromise target devices and accounts. Similar campaign tactics […]
Campus Safety Day Please join the Dean of Students Office in collaboration with Public Safety, Information Technology, Title IX, and Health Services as we discuss the ways in which we can be safe on and off campus. Local community agencies and FIT staff will be present at this event. Stop by to learn more about what you can do to help keep […]
What happened? A sophisticated email phishing scam targeting SUNY students is currently active. In this latest scam, the attacker pretends to represent a college IT department, sending an alert that claims that recent system maintenance caused them to lose student user IDs and passwords. The email includes a link for the student to re-enter their […]
What happened? Multiple cybersecurity flaws have been discovered recently that leave nearly every computer and phone vulnerable, allowing cybercriminals the ability to access your private data: passwords, credit card details, photos, etc. Meltdown affects laptops, desktop computers and internet servers with Intel chips. Spectre affects some chips in smartphones, tablets, and computers powered by Intel, […]