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Students Beware of Email Scams We have seen a recent uptick in email scams targeting students. There have been emails sent to advertise Personal Assistant jobs or Internship possibilities. Typically these emails are not sent from a Wesleyan email address. Resumes and replies asked for in the emails are not sent to a Wesleyan email […]

From: Casey Gerrish <cgerrish@paulsmiths.xxx> Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 9:20 AM Subject: Notice :personal assistant job To:     Professor James  is new in wesleyan.  and he is looking to hire a student as his PA on a part time basis.. <–Why i he going by his title (Professor) followed by his last name?   […]

What is the IoT, why do I care and what do I need to know/do?    The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply a way of saying “devices that require little to no configuration to connect to the internet but provide information to your phone or computer. Or things you can program from afar”. Some […]

Social engineering and what it means

Social engineering and what it means  Social engineering. THE BEST DEFINITIONS I’VE FOUND FOR IT ARE—”Any act that influences a person to make decisions that may or may not be in their best interests”.  Followed by—”The practical application of social principals to particular social problems”.  In the case of criminals email and people encourage you […]

Compromised Passwords Being Used in Porn Scam There is a new and prevalent scam going around leveraging compromised passwords and threats to publish porn watching habits unless you pay hush money in Bitcoin.   How it often works is that users receive an email with one of their old passwords in the subject line in […]

This is SPAM.  It is not asking for credentials so, is not a Phish. But it is not sanctioned by our Wesleyan HR office.  As such, this is a third-party soliciting your business. From: <beaudelaire.cadet@foresters.com> Date: Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 2:46 PM Subject: Faculty Benefits Review To: <xxxxxxxxx@wesleyan.edu>   Hello Professor Robinson,   I […]

If you hover over the link it resolves to– hxxp://lemes-inmuebles.xxx/doingbusinesses.com/quotation You will receive a piece of malware and your system will then, be compromised. If it looks suspicious please, report it to security@wesleyan.edu or call the originator (person sending the request) to verify.

Employment scams are on the rise targeting students as well as adults.  The most common scams that we see are: 1) Job offers–Identity take-over, Bank account fraud 2) Spoofed email addressto look like it came from inside Wesleyan to extract HR/tax/employment information 3) Fake logon page to extract credentials   Job offers—These emails are designed […]

This is an example of a blackmail email.  The passwords are old and form one of the countless breaches companies have had the lsat several years.  The phrasing can vary a bit and the password will be old.  However, it may be active if you haven’t ever changed it.   Please, red the article on […]

This is 100% legitimate. Wesleyan is launching a Cybersecurity Awareness program. The letter should look very similar to the following screenshot. Additionally, here is the link referenced in the screenshot below: https://wesleyanedu.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010767

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