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[PHISH] URGENT: Possible Exposure Incident

The following phish was reported. Please delete the message. The link is a cloned TCNJ login page that would even ask for Duo codes. If you did fall for this phish you must change your TCNJ password immediately.  Dear Members of the The College of New Jersey Community, I trust this message finds you in good health.… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Email Confirmation

We’ve been alerted to a phishing campaign using a QR code attempting to get TCNJ users to provide their email credentials.  The email utilizes a QR code in an attempt to circumvent phishing detections.  Do not scan the QR code or enter any informaiton in the subsequent landing page.  Thank you. (QR code obfuscated and… Continue Reading

[PHISH] STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

The following student job scam message was sent to a large number of people. Please ignore and delete the message.  From: nikd86@optonline.net Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2023 5:19 PM Subject: STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION FROM THE OFFICE OF JOB PLACEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES – THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY In reference to the above subject… Continue Reading

[PHISH] 2023 Employees Benefit Program

Today we detected a phishing email that attempts to harvest TCNJ user credentials.  The email claims to offer a $700 benefit to employees.  The email address comes from outside the TCNJ environment and is generic in its email body.  If you visited this site and entered any credentials, change your TCNJ password immediately. The landing… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Student Employment Hiring Contract

We’ve discovered a phishing campaign directed at a number of TCNJ users in which the attacker is impersonating Lea DiFonzo.  The email offers a remote assistant research position.  Do not reply or interact with this attacker as they will likely attempt to gather your personal information or attempt to get you to purchase gift cards… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Job Offer Phishing Attack

Today we identified a phishing attack against a number of TCNJ users.  This email comes from an outside email address and is impersonating a faculty member at TCNJ.  The attacker will respond with a URL to visit if someone replies with interest in the job offer.  This URL will take the victim to a site… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023!  Cybersecurity is widely becoming something that everyone should be aware of.  This month we promote awareness among TCNJ employees and encourage you to promote cybersecurity awareness outside of TCNJ as well.  You should have received an email regarding our annual training program, but if you have not, the email… Continue Reading

TIAA MOVEit Transfer Breach Notification

TCNJ has been notified by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) that a 3rd party vendor they use, Pension Benefit Information, LLC (PBI), had a data breach of their MOVEit transfer service. PBI has mailed notification letters to the affected individuals. If you have received a notification letter, we suggest you take advantage of the… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: TCNJ

New phish with a link to a weebly site that tries to look like a TCNJ login page. Please delete.  From: Support TCNJ <pr_2@prometey.org.ua> Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2023 at 5:16 PM Subject: TCNJ To: Due to a recent Phishing email that has been going around the TCNJ most Student/Staff Service accounts have been compromised.… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Cell Number Phish from icloud.com emails

We have received reports where a number of icloud.com email addresses are sending in emails impersonating TCNJ employees and requesting user cell phone numbers.  The email from address contains the employees name but the email address contains a misspelled or imitated office title and ends in @icloud.com.  The attackers are also including an official looking… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Invoice XXXXXXXXX from PPal Sales

We have received notification of a possible PayPal invoice phishing scam being sent to users. The email address appears to be quickbooks@notification.intuit.com but investigation indicates replies will be sent elsewhere.  Screenshots are below.  Do not interact with the sender by replying or clicking any links within the email.  If you receive any invoices you were… Continue Reading

IT SECURITY ALERTs Phish

Below is an image of an email sent by a Tony Burr.  Even though this came from a Google Drive sharing address, this is instead a phishing email impersonating a TCNJ employee.  These often contain a mismatched sender to the person stated as the file sharer.  You can also see the sender address is not… Continue Reading

Payroll Self-Service Phish

The following message is a phish. Please ignore and delete it. The links is to a malicious wordpress site  From: Technology Department <tsmith@humbleisd.net> Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 7:59 AM Subject: Employee Payroll Self-Service Update To: XXXX Employee Payroll Self-Service Update Dear Employee, Our Payroll Department is in the process of updating and upgrading… Continue Reading

Assistant Job Scam

There have been a number of reports of an outside party impersonating a TCNJ professor offering a a job to students. This is a scam. A TCNJ professor will never reach out to any students on their personal email accounts and ask the student to be their assistant.  Any unsolicited messages should be scrutinized, especially… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: Available?

Phish reported that attempts to look like it is from a few different TCNJ people. Please ignore and delete the message I’m so tied up in an impromptu meeting right now, I would have preferred to call you but phone is not allowed during the meeting and I need you to run an urgent task… Continue Reading

It’s Cybersecurity Month 2022!

It’s October, and that means it’s Cybersecurity Month!  This year’s theme for Cybersecurity Month is “See Yourself in Cyber.”  Seeing yourself in cybersecurity means to look at the things you do every day, both at work, at home and elsewhere, and see where you can do things to better protect yourself and others.  Things such… Continue Reading

Phish – JOB OPENING @TCNJ

Scam from a compromised account. Please ignore and delete the message Subject: JOB OPENING @TCNJ To: Our affiliate needs an administrative assistant. It is a part time job and quite flexible, the person is needed to perform various tasks like research, logistics, making or receiving payment, keeping records and processing paperwork when necessary. Please find… Continue Reading

Text Message Scam – 201-908-6007

A number of people have reported SMS messages from (201) 908-6007 attempting to impersonate President Foster. The message is Hello John Smith. Let me know if you get this text. Kathryn A. Foster. President The College of New Jersey This message is a scam. If you receive this message do not reply. If you did… Continue Reading

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