Malware Alert!

Sunbelt/GFI Labs have reported seeing an increase in a new wave of  “PDF malware” which poses as a message from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and bears the subject “Package  was not able to be delivered please print out the attached label”.  The message body reads as follows:


Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent because the recipient’s address is erroneous.

Please print out the shipment label attached and collect the package at our office.

United States Postal Service

{long line of unreadable characters}

Here is what the attached file looks like once downloaded onto a system:

When in doubt, double check with the supposed sender by calling their office for confirmation, but do not reply to the sender’s email address. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday  just around the corner , and the increase in online  shopping,  it can be  expected that  such attacks will multiply in the coming weeks.

AOL Alive and Well!

Be sure to check out the Assurance of Learning (AOL) Blackboard site.  It is packed with AOL Assessment Schedules by Department and Program, Learning Objectives by Program, Sample Rubrics and more.  Assurance of Learning is an important part of the HSB strategic Plan and the continuous improvement process in teaching and learning.

To access the site:

  • Login to MySJU
  • Click  My Courses Tab
  • Click  Assurance of Learning link

All faculty should be enrolled.  If you need to be enrolled, please contact Peggy Allen.

HSB Scholarship Blog

A Reminder – HSB has a searchable blog for business scholarship postings.  Included in the postings are links from the Drexel Library to the College Blue Book, the latest edition of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans for students seeking fellowships and scholarships, and the 2010 and 2011 print editions of the Annual Register of Grant Support.  The blog is currently searchable by the following keywords :

Decision & System Sciences
Food Marketing
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

The link to the blog is : .  Please feel free to share with your students.