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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Beware of gift card email scams

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Posted: January 30, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks, IT Security


An email scam has recently been targeting UNB, appearing to come from a trustworthy UNB source such as a fellow faculty or staff member asking you to “do them a favour” and purchase gift cards on the university’s behalf. The email claims you’ll be reimbursed by UNB for the purchase. Don’t get caught up in a gift card scam. If you receive an email like this: Ask...

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New Collection #1 Data Breach - is your information at risk?

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Posted: January 23, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Security, Tips and Tricks, General Interest, IT Security Alerts, Design Desk


Earlier this month, a large collection of credential stuffing lists (combinations of email addresses and passwords used to hijack accounts on other services) was discovered being distributed on a popular hacking forum. The data contained almost 2.7 billion records including 773 million unique email addresses alongside passwords those addresses had used on other breached services. This aggregate...

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