Information Security

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Happy Data Privacy Day! This is a day for respecting #privacy, safeguarding #data & enabling trust #DPD14 Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.  Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of…

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Windows Service Center Scam

Fresh off the heels of last week’s Crypto Locker issue comes a new threat to Cyber Security : the MS Windows Service Center Scam. More involved than just an e-mail hoax, this scam involves users receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be a customer service representative. “The main pitch is that there have…

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Crypto Locker Holds SJU Files Hostage

As was mentioned in a recent IT Alert, numerous campus computers were infected with a very serious, destructive piece of malware called “Crypto Locker”. Wikipedia defines malware as “software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.[1] It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content,…

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