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  • Some O365 apps experiencing slow response times

    Office 365 services including SharePoint, OneDrive, OneNote and Teams are currently experiencing slow response times. Email is not currently impacted. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk.

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  • Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Alerte de sécurité!

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 

    Je vous salue!

    J’ai de mauvaises nouvelles pour vous.
    10/11/2018 – ce jour-là, j’ai piraté votre système d’exploitation et obtenu un accès complet à votre compte à partir: xxxxx@brocku.ca

    Pas la peine de changer le mot de passe, mon logiciel malveillant l’intercepte à chaque fois.

    Comment c’était:
    Le logiciel du routeur auquel vous étiez connecté ce jour-là comportait une vulnérabilité.
    J’ai d’abord piraté ce routeur et y ai placé mon code malveillant.
    Lorsque vous êtes entré sur Internet, mon cheval de Troie était installé sur le système d’exploitation de votre appareil.

    Après cela, j’ai effectué une sauvegarde complète de votre disque (j’ai tout votre carnet d’adresses,
    l’historique des sites de visionnage, tous les fichiers, les numéros de téléphone et les adresses de tous vos contacts).

    Il y a un mois, je voulais verrouiller votre appareil et demander un peu d’argent pour le déverrouiller.
    Mais j’ai jeté un œil sur les sites que vous visitez régulièrement, et j’ai eu grand plaisir à voir vos ressources préférées.
    Je parle de sites pour adultes.

    Je veux dire – tu es un grand pervers. Vous avez une fantaisie débridée!

    Après cela, une idée m’est venue à l’esprit.
    J’ai fait une capture d’écran du site Web intimeoù vous contentez-vous (Comprends-tu ce que je veux dire?).
    Après cela, j’ai fait une vidéo de votre plaisir (en utilisant la caméra de votre appareil). Il s’est avéré magnifique!

    Je suis fermement convaincu que vous ne voudriez pas montrer ces photos à vos parents, amis ou collègues.
    Je pense que 304€ est une très petite somme pour mon silence.
    En plus, j’ai passé beaucoup de temps sur toi!

    J’accepte de l’argent uniquement en Bitcoins.
    Mon portefeuille BTC: 12EMAbSboa1nvg518vcjvogSL4aDwaUCv9

    Vous ne savez pas comment reconstituer un portefeuille Bitcoin?
    Dans n’importe quel moteur de recherche, écrivez “comment envoyer de l’argent à un portefeuille de la BTC”.
    C’est plus facile que d’envoyer de l’argent à une carte de crédit!

    Pour le paiement, vous avez un peu plus de deux jours (exactement 50 heures).
    Ne vous inquiétez pas, la minuterie commencera au moment où vous ouvrez cette lettre. Oui, oui .. cela a déjà commencé!

    Après paiement, mon virus et vos photos sales avec vous s’autodétruisent automatiquement.
    Si je ne reçois pas le montant spécifié de votre part, votre appareil sera bloqué et tous vos contacts recevront une photo avec vos “joies”.

    Je veux que tu sois prudent.
    – N’essayez pas de trouver et de détruire mon virus! (Toutes vos données sont déjà téléchargées sur un serveur distant)
    – N’essayez pas de me contacter (ce n’est pas faisable, je vous ai envoyé un email depuis votre compte)
    – Divers services de sécurité ne vous aideront pas. formater un disque ou détruire un périphérique ne vous aidera pas non plus, puisque vos données sont déjà sur un serveur distant.

    P.S. Je vous garantis que je ne vous dérangerai plus après le paiement, car vous n’êtes pas ma seule victime.
    C’est un code d’honneur des hackers.

    À partir de maintenant, je vous conseille d’utiliser de bons antivirus et de les mettre à jour régulièrement (plusieurs fois par jour)!

    Ne soyez pas en colère contre moi, tout le monde a son propre travail.
    Adieu.

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Workshop – Mobile Devices – Android

    Mobile devices contain a wealth of information.

    They document children’s milestones, store YouTube and Netflix viewing histories, keep track of locations, and remember credit card numbers, banking information and passwords.

    If not properly protected, this sensitive information can be stolen and used by cybercriminals for personal gain.

    Information Technology Services’ latest cyber security workshop will discuss Android mobile devices and how to safeguard them. Senior System Administrator Brad Saxton will offer easy steps to secure Android devices and their data, review key differences between Androids and iPhones, and discuss how to safely install mobile applications.

    When: November 13, 2019 (10:00am – 10:30am)

    Where: Computer Commons Training Room

    Capacity: 20

    To register for this workshop, visit Focus on Learning.

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Workshop – Mobile Devices – iOS

    Mobile devices are everywhere and contain a wealth of information; most likely you own at least one. This workshop helps the Brock community secure their iOS mobile devices (iPhone and iPads).

    When: October 16, 2019 (10:00am – 10:30am)

    Where: Computer Commons Training Room

    Capacity: 20

    To register for this workshop, visit Focus on Learning.

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  • Cyber Security Awareness Workshop – You Are The Target

    All it takes is the stroke of a keyboard or the click of a mouse.

    In an instant, a fake attachment from a malicious email can steal sensitive information and access bank accounts and credit cards.

    Information Technology Services (ITS) is warning faculty and staff against cybercriminal attacks. A workshop will review the different techniques cybercriminals use to target their victims, as well as tips to defend against these attacks.

    When: September 25, 2019 (10:00am – 10:30am)

    Where: Computer Commons Training Room

    Capacity: 20

    To register for this workshop, visit Focus on Learning.

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  • Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Account Problem

    The email below is an example of a phishing attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the Help Desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca.

     

    Phishing Email:

    Yоu mау nоt know me and уоu аrе prоbablу wоndering why you arе gеtting this е mаil, right?
    I’m а haсkеr whо cracked your dеvices a fеw mоnths аgо.
    I sеnt you аn emаil frоm YOUR haсkеd аcсount.
    I setup a mаlwаre оn the аdult vids (pornо) web-sitе and guess whаt, you visited this site to hаve fun (yоu know what I mean).
    While уоu were wаtching vidеоs, уоur internet brоwser stаrtеd оut functioning аs а RDP (Rеmote Control) having a kеуloggеr which gаve me аccеssibility to yоur scrееn аnd web cam.
    aftеr thаt, mу softwаre prоgrаm оbtainеd аll оf your соntасts and files.

    Yоu еntеred а passwоrds on thе wеbsites yоu visited, and I intеrсеpted it.

    Of cоurse уou сan will change it, оr alrеadу сhаnged it.
    But it doesn’t matter, mу malwarе updatеd it everу timе.

    What did I do?
    I crеаtеd а double-sсrееn video. 1st part shоws the vidеo уou werе watching (yоu’vе got a gооd taste hahа . . .), аnd 2nd part shоws the recоrding оf yоur wеb саm.
    Dо nоt try to find аnd dеstroу my virus! (All yоur dаta is аlready uploаdеd tо a rеmоtе sеrvеr)
    – Do not try tо сontаct with me
    – Vаrious sесurity sеrviсеs will not help уоu; formаtting а disk or dеstrоуing а dеvicе will nоt hеlp еithеr, sinсе yоur dаta is аlreadу on а remоte server.

    I guаrаnteе yоu that I will not disturb you аgаin after paуment, as you аre nоt mу single viсtim. This is a hасkеr codе of honor.

    Don’t be mad at mе, evеrуone has their оwn work.
    eхaсtly whаt shоuld уou do?

    Well, in my opinion, $695 (USD) is a fаir price for our littlе secrеt. Yоu’ll mаke the payment bу Bitсоin (if уоu do not know this, sеаrсh “hоw to buу bitcoin” in Gоoglе).

    Mу Bitсоin wallеt Addrеss:

    1FVz43GH5s4Ja7SNHxRbCXz6KLXG1ggFh3

    (It is сAsE sеnsitivе, sо copy аnd pаstе it)

    Impоrtаnt:
    You hаvе 48 hour in order to makе thе pауmеnt. (I’ve а fасebook pixel in this mail, аnd at this moment I knоw thаt уоu hаve reаd through this еmаil messаgе).
    Tо traсk the reading оf а messаge аnd the аctiоns in it, I use the fаcebook pixеl.
    Thanks to thеm. (Everything that is used for thе аuthorities сan hеlp us.)
    If I dо nоt gеt the BitCoins, I will сertаinlу sеnd out yоur vidео recording to all of уоur cоntaсts including relаtives, cоworkers, and sо on. Hаving sаid thаt, if I receive thе pауment, I’ll dеstroу thе vidеo immidiаtеlу.
    If you nееd еvidеnce, rеplу with “Yеs!” and I will сertаinly sеnd оut your vidеo reсоrding tо your 6 сontаcts. It is а non-negotiablе offеr, that bеing sаid dоn’t waste my personаl time and уours bу responding tо this mеssage.

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  • Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Expense

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 

    From: T*****n <executive.mails@earthlink.net>
    Sent: November-19-18 10:39 AM
    Subject: Expense

    Hi,

    Are you available? I need you to get something done for me ASAP.

    Regards,

    This email appears to be sent from a person known to the department. After replying to the above email this arrives:

    Hi,

    I am looking forward to surprise some of the staffs with Apple iTunes Gift Card. I want you to keep it between us pending when they get it. So therefore, I need Apple iTunes Gift Card of $100 face value each. I need 25 pieces of it amounting to $2500. I need you to get the physical card, then you scratch the back out and take a picture of them, attach the pictures showing the pin and email it to me. How soon can you get this done?

    Regards,

     

     

     

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  • Beware of Phishing!

    During national cyber security awareness month, we would like to remind Brock to be vigilant when responding to emails or clicking on links contained within.

    It has recently been brought to our attention that a seemingly innocent email has been received by faculty and staff simply asking, “Are you available?” from a sender name known to the department. However, this is a phishing email and if you respond you will soon receive a follow up asking for iTunes gift card codes to be sent.

    Don’t take the bait. To identify suspected phishing emails:

    • Check that both the sender name and reply to email address are what you expected to see before responding. From addresses/sender names are easily forged and can look like the message came from someone you know.
    • Click only on links that you are expecting.
    • Hover your mouse over a suspicious link to see the true destination without having to click on it.
    • Grammar and spelling errors can indicate a phishing email.

    Learn more about Phishing and Social Engineering on the ITS Cyber Security website. You can also view recent examples of phishing emails received at Brock here.

    If you are concerned that you may have fallen victim to a phishing email contact the Help Desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

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  • Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Hello

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 

    From: P*****s <p***********@gmail.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:36 PM
    Subject: Hello

     

    Are you available?

    If you respond to this message, you will receive a followup email requesting iTune gift cards.

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  • Recent Phishing Attempt. Subject: Attached CV

    The email below is an example of a Phishing Attempt that was received by users on campus. If you’ve received this email, do not click on any of the contained links and delete it from your inbox.

    Please note that Brock will never send emails asking for your personal information.

    If you identify an email you think is a phishing attack, or you are concerned you may have fallen victim, contact the service desk at x4357 or email us at itsecurity@brocku.ca

    Phishing Email: 

    From: Jani E****
    Subject: Attached CV
    Date: October 10, 2018 at 8:14:48 AM MST

     

    How are you doing?

    I’m interested in applying.

    I have attached my Resume for your viewing.

    The password for the file is 1234

    Please see the attached file.

    Thanks.

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