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Phish – Subject: Quick Request

New phish reported. Please ignore and delete this message.  From: XXXX <baltzlem.wou@gmail.com> Subject: Quick Request Date: November 10, 2020 at 6:50:00 PM EST To: XX@tcnj.edu Get back to me with your available text number I can reach you at. — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Biology Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: CAMPUS NEWS. (JOB OPPORTUNITY)

New Scam/phish reported From: Constanza Escobar Lagos (Alumno) <constanza.escobarl@usm.cl> Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 7:09 PM Subject: CAMPUS NEWS. (JOB OPPORTUNITY) To: Good Day ! We are notifying you about a part time position. A Job that will not affect your present employment or studies, fun and rewarding. You get to make up to… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Condolences

Phishing message report. Sent from 3rd party using sendgrid to spoof tcnj.edu accounts. The event has been reported.    Subject: Condolences To: It is with sadness in my heart i announce the death of my daughter and best friend Julie XXXX XXXX. Julie died on the 7th of September after her long battle with Leukemia.… Continue Reading

August 2020 Security Patches

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday addressed 120 vulnerabilities.  17 are critical severity rated, with two zero days addressed.  The first allows attackers to bypass security features to load files, and the second affects the Internet Explorer scripting engine, allowing attackers to execute code. Both zero days are actively exploited and one is publicly disclosed. Additional information can… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Failure Error Messages

Phish reported July 30, 2020. Please ignore and delete these  messages From: IT-Operation-Check <tsururunnext@sv3123.xserver.jp> Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 12:55 AM Subject: (12) Failure Error Messages – To: XXXX Tcnj Cloud {12} mails has failed to load and Released to inbox as a result of SSL server error on xxxx@tcnj.edu Reload status below to… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: UNIVERSITY NEWS!!!

New phish reported. Please ignore and delete. Subject: UNIVERSITY NEWS!!! To: XXXX Good Day! We are notifying you about a part time position. One of our institution’s Alumni (Mrs Jessica) needs a part time pet_sitter to care for her lovely pet dog for nine hours every week. She offers to pay Five hundred dollars weekly.… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Special Request

New gift card scam reported Subject: Special Request Good morning XXX, I’m planning to surprise some of the staffs with gifts during this unprecedented health crises, your confidentiality will be appreciated. However, i need you to get a purchase done. Email me once you get this. XXX Dean of the XXX XXX@tcnj.edu Sent from my… Continue Reading

Zoom Privacy and Security

Zoom has received a lot of media attention over the past few weeks due to its sudden surge in popularity. It is important to note that TCNJ has a service contract with Zoom, which makes our Zoom instance significantly different than the free version. Zoom has quickly pushed out updates to address reported vulnerabilities, usually… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Action Required!

Another phishing message reported. Please ignore and delete the message.  From: IT Alert <bmarrazzo@meridianpartnersny.com> Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 8:27 PM Subject: Action Required! To: XXXX Hi Hope you’re doing well! IT Department wanted to check in with you and see whether you have had a chance to update your email. Kindly reply to get a… Continue Reading

NCSAM 2019 Training

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We have sent out our annual security training. Also be on the look out for phishing messages. Report suspicious messages to phish@tcnj.edu Additional information about our training program can be found at https://security.tcnj.edu/program/security-awareness-training/ Continue Reading

Subject: Sorry…

The following scam message has been reported. Your account was not hacked. The attacker is spoofing their from address to look like it came from your account to extort money from you. Subject: Sorry: xxxxx@tcnj.edu was hacked.. To: <xxxxx@tcnj.edu> Hello, My name is XXXXX I am known on the darknet I am an experienced software… Continue Reading

Scam – Subject: Hey

There have been numerous reports of the following suspicious message. It is probably from a compromised account. Please ignore and delete the message From: Louise <louise.jirzik@campus.mccd.edu> Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 1:01 AM Subject: Hey To: <xxxx@tcnj.edu> Hi, This is an important public service announcement concerning our future well being. I found this information… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Your Email will expire

Phishing message reported below. Do not click any of the links From: tcnj.edu <it@tcnj.edu> Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM Subject: Your Email will expire in 15 days Dear XXXX, Your Email will expire in 15 days. Please update your Email via the following below Link, enter your Password for auto Update. Click Update  to update your Email… Continue Reading

Stay Safe from Tax Scams

Each year, hackers and criminals take advantage of innocent taxpayers who are patiently waiting on their tax return. The IRS has reported a significant increase in phishing attempts to steal money/tax data last year, so it is important to be on the look out this year.  Here are some tips you can follow this tax… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: DD CHANGES NEEDED

A phishing message has been reported this afternoon. Please continue to report all suspicious messages to abuse@tcnj.edu.           From: Kathryn A. Foster <securemailinfo@lycos.com>         Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM         Subject: DD CHANGES NEEDED         To: <xxxx@tcnj.edu>        … Continue Reading

Phish – Are you available?

This morning, there have been many reported phishing messages with no subject and “Are you available” in the body of the email. The senders of these emails are scammers, posing as TCNJ employees and asking co-workers to buy them giftcards. If you receive a message similar to this, please report it to abuse@tcnj.edu and then… Continue Reading

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