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How to Avoid Falling for Scams Online

November 30, 2023 by | IS&T

With the end of the year nearing, your friendly Chapman University Information Security department would like to provide you with some tips on how to spot and avoid some common online scams: Don’t Fall Victim to Fraudulent Job Offers! Job/check deposit scams lure unsuspecting individuals with promises of easy money or work-from-home opportunities. Here’s how

Safeguard Your Holiday Shopping Amazon Warns of Rising Scams

November 15, 2023 by | IS&T

The holiday season is in full swing, and while shoppers are eager to snag the best deals, scammers are equally enthusiastic about exploiting the festive shopping spirit. Amazon.com has issued a warning about a surge in criminal activity targeting customers’ Prime accounts through deceptive emails, calls, and texts. Two types of scams are on the

Information Security Tips for the Holiday Season

November 6, 2023 by | IS&T

The holiday season is a time for celebration, giving, and spending quality time with loved ones. However, amidst all the festivities, it’s crucial not to let your guard down when it comes to information security. Cybercriminals are always looking for opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities, and the holidays can be a prime target. Ensure your online

Quishing: A New Cyber Threat

October 2, 2023 by | IS&T

Quishing, a combination of “QR code” and “phishing,” represents a growing cybersecurity menace that exploits QR codes to entice individuals into disclosing confidential information. What is Quishing?¬† Quishing is the process of directing an end user to a fraudulent website through a QR code. The design of QR codes makes it impossible for the user

Heightened Cybersecurity Concerns Impacting LinkedIn Accounts

August 21, 2023 by | IS&T

A surge of targeted cyberattacks is affecting LinkedIn, leading to a substantial number of accounts being either locked for security reasons or seized by malicious actors. As disclosed in a recent report from Cyberint, numerous LinkedIn users have raised concerns regarding the compromise of their accounts or being locked out, with an added challenge of

Romance Scammers Are on the Prowl!

February 13, 2023 by | IS&T

Valentine’s Day is here, and romance scammers are on the prowl again. Scammers use fake profiles to pretend to be interested in starting a romantic relationship with people and ultimately trick them into sending money or providing personal information. The goal of these scammers is to build trust with the victim over some time, often

5 Things to Know About Online Privacy in 2023!

February 1, 2023 by | IS&T

The data collected by various online platforms and services can be used to identify you and provide personalized services. Some of this includes data about your name, address, interests, purchases, and social security and driver’s license numbers. It can also include information about your physical self, such as how many steps you take, other data

The Holidays Are Around the Corner, and So Are Online Scammers! A Special Message From the Information Security Office

November 16, 2022 by | IS&T

Online Scammers are after your hard-earned money or personal information. Thousands of people get victimized by scams during the holidays each year. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center’s (IC3) 2021 report, non-payment or non-delivery scams cost people more than $337 million. Credit card fraud accounted for another $173 million in losses. Read the FBI

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