Nov 292012
 

Date: Monday, November 26, 2012

WARNING: Do Not Join the Collaborative Cloud Domain at Cloudworlds.org! This is a PHISHING Email SCAM.

Please ignore email messages inviting you to join ECU and other collaborative domains in Cloud Worlds by visiting their website at Cloudworlds.org.  The organization is espousing that  this is a private domain activated automatically on your behalf when you join the collaborative domain and can serve as your personal “Cloud Server” to archive, organize and manipulate resources (such as documents, notes, applications) remotely, as if they were on your PC.  It is yet another Email PHISHING Scam designed to gather your personal information.

NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited email. Don’t open unsolicited e-mail attachments. No matter how realistic or enticing the email message, you must remain vigilant in not responding to an email hoax or scam. Just delete it!

CLOUD Computing: This is another opportunity to educate the campus on avoiding the use of online collaborative cloud services on behalf of the university. ECU provides internal resources for collaborative networks such as SharePoint,  Pirate Drive, LYNC, YAMMER etc. Visit the ITCS website @ www.ecu.edu/itcs for additional information for collaborative options and the IT Security Tips page http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/securitytips/ for additional Cloud Computing tips.

Nov 292012
 

Identity theft is the largest white collar crime in the history of the United States. Approximately 15 million United States’ residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion.

On a case-by-case basis, that means approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused with each instance resulting in approximately $3,500 in losses.

But there are some things that you can do to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on keeping your identity safe.

Nov 292012
 

In 2010, there were about 8.6 million US households who fell victim to identity fraud resulting in over $13 billion in losses and damages according to research by the US Department of Justice.

Financial institutions are developing and implementing new technologies to improve online and physical security of information and communication. Law enforcement is working closely with businesses, the financial sector, and consumers to identify and investigate the crimes and criminals.

There are also steps you can take to protect your personally identifiable information. Visit the IT Security website for tips on preventing identity theft.