Nov. 8, 2021—A popular internet scam involves email or text requests for gift card purchases. Scammers rely on impersonation and social engineering tactics to ask victims to purchase gift cards or approve invoices for them.
Aug. 31, 2017—In response to many phishing attacks targeting Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) email accounts, the institution has subscribed to Microsoft’s Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).
Jul. 14, 2016—VUMC IT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against VUMC users. Phishers continue to target Medical Center employees with information pertaining to salary increases. Subject lines of these emails usually include verbiage resembling “Payroll Increase,” “Salary Documents,” or “Your New Paycheck.” Below is an example of a fraudulent email: Hello, We assessed the 2016...
Jan. 29, 2016—In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.
Jan. 20, 2015—In light of a nationwide warning against phishing attacks on human resource systems, the recent Sony security breach, and a number of on-campus accounts being compromised in November, Vanderbilt IT has compiled some useful information about phishing.
Nov. 10, 2014—Last weekend, hackers launched a significant phishing attack against Vanderbilt email users.
Sep. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt plans to publish “soft records” for email servers Sept. 22 as part of the Sender Policy Framework. SPF empowers mail exchangers to differentiate between authorized Vanderbilt email servers and those merely posing as such.
Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt IT removed the [External] tag from the subject lines of emails sent by Vanderbilt students through their Vanderbilt Gmail accounts effective Aug. 6, and will remove the tag from all other external emails on the evening of Aug. 11.
Jul. 1, 2013—The Division of Information Technology wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events and holidays, such as July 4. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links, emails and Facebook posts related...