What happened? There has been a reported increase in the number of government employees reporting “sextortion” hoax emails throughout the country and we’ve had at least one report at FIT this week. In this phishing scam the perpetrator threatens to release compromising webcam footage if the victim does not pay a ransom. This is another […]
Your phone rings and the Caller ID displays “911”. You answer it immediately because “911” is synonymous with emergencies. The operator tells you that someone close to you has been a severe accident. You are very shaken and concerned. The operator proceeds to ask you several personal questions to help them with the care of […]
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 […]
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 yourself and the […]
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 […]
On Monday, February 5 we will be deploying a critical security patch. In order to complete the patch installation Adirondack, IFAS (BiTech) and client VPN will be unavailable between 5 PM – 5:30 PM. Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to support and upgrade FIT systems. Questions? Comments? Email TechHelp@fitnyc.edu.
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, […]