Archive for category Phishing

Phishing Attempt – 2/14/2014

The Information Security Office has been made aware of a phishing attempt that has been sent to some UTA employees. Please delete this email if you receive it:

Phishing Attempt – 2014/01/23

The Information Security Office has been made aware of a phishing attempt that has been sent to some UTA employees. Please delete this email if you receive it:

Holiday Phishing & Online Cyber Scam Alert

As we approach the holidays, the Information Security Office (ISO) would like to remind the UT Arlington community to be aware of seasonal scams, phishing and malicious software (malware) distribution campaigns.
Every year, cyber criminals take advantage of the uptick in online purchases and electronic seasonal greeting cards to trick victims into believing they’ve received packages [...]

Fake DHL Email with Infected Word Document

The ISO was made aware of the following phishing attempt Monday morning -

The attached file contains an infection not currently being caught by Microsoft.  Please delete the message.  If you opened the attachment, contact the UTA Helpdesk at 817-272-2208

New Ransomware Threat (Cryptolocker)

Malicious software (malware) come in the form of viruses, Trojans, bots, etc. There is a newer category called “ransomware” that may prevent access to a computer, or the data on it, unless the victim pays a the malware creator money. The Cryptolocker virus is one such ransomware that has recently surfaced that encrypts the victims [...]

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