Posts Categorized: Security Alerts and Advisories

Warning concerning targeted malicious attacks at TCU

Warning concerning targeted malicious attacks at TCU Who should be concerned? Anyone who gets an unexpected email with an attachment, especially those with the extension “.doc”. What happens? If the user double-clicks on the attachment to open it (and enable editing for MS Office attachments), malware will be downloaded to your computer. Why should I… Read more »

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month From Homeland Security…We now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity to our nation, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month…. Read more »


Ransomware – Don’t be held hostage Imagine that your files have been encrypted and you have to pay if you ever want to see them again! This is what ransomware such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall will do to your files if you get infected. How can I protect myself? Always keep a backup for your… Read more »

TCU Information Security Alert – Phishing Attack Alert

Technology Resources has noted a dramatic increase in phishing attacks. These attacks target faculty, staff and students with extremely specific and sophisticated emails that often look very legitimate. Please keep the following in mind: Do NOT click links in emails.  Type the address directly into web browser. Do NOT reply to emails requesting Username and… Read more »