What happened? A hacking tool created by the NSA that was leaked earlier this year is now behind a massive ransomware attack happening around the world. The ransomware, called “WannaCry,” locks down all the files on an infected computer. The victims monitor shows a message “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” and demands they pay $300 in […]
Yesterday, you may have received invitations in either your FIT or personal Gmail accounts to share a Google Drive document from a recognizable name at FIT, mailing list you belong to, or personal contact. This was a nationwide email phishing scam that lured the reader to click on an “Open in Docs” button. When individuals […]
An email spoofing FIT’s TechHelp was sent to some employees, who correctly identified the message as a Phishing attempt. If you received an email with the Subject: ALERT: Email Scams at FIT, do not click on the links and report the email as Phishing. The email is not from the Division of Information Technology. If you […]
FIT and other SUNY campuses have recently seen a number of spoofed requests to open documents in Dropbox. The requests come in email and appear to come from legitimate FIT email addresses, but the “sender” is not someone who would communicate with you over Dropbox and the subject line is blank or nonsensical. The phish […]
Cyber criminals are taking advantage of college students looking for work and wanting to make extra money during their limited free time. Scammers target student emails and places students look for work and to connect with employers. Below you will find some of the scams meant to target students looking for a job.
How the Phishing attack works The newest phishing scam is so “efficient” that many experienced technical users have reported falling for it. The scam tricks Gmail users into revealing their login credentials.The phishing attack starts with an email that contains what appears to be an attached PDF document, but is, in reality, an embedded image […]
SUNY has reported that users at many colleges that use Blackboard are receiving emails similar to the one below, trying to get them to download course notes. “Hey guys, I just found some really helpful notes for the upcoming exams for FIT courses at https://oneclass.com/s/signup. I highly recommend signing up for an account now that […]
There has been a recent increase in scams targeting colleges. In a typical scenario, a caller poses as an employee of a big-name computer company such as Microsoft or Dell and tells the victim that their computer is infected with a virus and it needs to be remedied. If successful, the scammer convinces the victim […]