As you may have read in the media recently, Google realeased major updates to Gmail this week. This release includes a brand-new look, additional security features, and simplified integrations with other G Suite apps. Our FIT G Suite users can “try out” the Gmail redesign by selecting “settings” (the gear icon) and clicking “Try the new […]
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Update April 3rd All IT-supported services impacted by the data center move have been restored. Original Message March 26th As a precursor to the construction of the New Academic Building, major portions of the data center located in the Feldman building was relocated to Alumni Hall over the past weekend. The move was a highly […]
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 […]
Resolved February 21 at 3:48 PM Access to the FIT online directory is restored. Original Message February 21 at 3:19 PM The FIT online directory at directory.fitnyc.edu is unavailable at this time. We are aware of the issue and are working to restore service. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to support FIT services.
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 […]
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 […]
As previously announced, Course Studio was discontinued by the software vendor. As a replacement for Course Studio, Blackboard has the same capabilities as Course Studio as well as additional complementary features. Since students are accustomed to using Blackboard, it should be easy for them to work within the platform and find documents. All courses are […]
Resolved January 26 at 6:32 AM The Online Information System access has been restored. Update January 25 at 9:14 PM Access to Blackboard has been restored. We continue to work to restore additional services. Original Message January 25 at 8:39 PM Online Information System, Blackboard Access, and Password Services are currently unavailable. Individuals trying to […]