IT News & Events

IT Security Team offers up fishing prize to thwart phishers

The IT Security Team is conducting a phishing tournament at Utah State University from May 23 – June 4. The team is offering a “cool fishing tackle box” as a grand prize even though the type of phishing it is keyed into has everything to do with cyber security and nothing to do with snagging fish.

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How to recognize and report phish messages

Here are a few tips on how you can detect and report suspicious or malicious email messages. If you submit reports, you automatically become a valued member of the Internet Skeptic Team at USU. When you get an unusual or unexpected email message, check these things:

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Internet Skeptic Blog

Login page for research article is fake

Login page for research article is fake

On March 7 we received about 50 copies of a phish requesting a research article. The link provided went to a copy of the USU login page on a web server in India.

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Computer Security Threats

Impersonating Administrators for Fund Transfers

Impersonating Administrators for Fund Transfers

Scammers can find contact info for Administrators and their Business Officers. A Forged email can be constructed requesting the Business Officer to make a fund or wire transfer. Do you know the clues that will reveal the mischief?

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