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JOB POSITION!

​​​​​​​We urgently require the services  of  students  to  fill the position of Research assistants on a part time basis and get  paid $350  weekly. The position can be  served remotely and materials needed  to  work with will  be  provided  by the  department .

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Review following security advisories related to recent job scams at UCLA and stay secure.

Alert: Cybersecurity attacks using DUO

Please be aware, that we have received reports of a recent cybersecurity attack targeting email and mobile devices that requests an individual to accept DUO for multi-factor authentication. 

 

What to Do

Never approve an authentication request for DUO that you did not initiate.

SentinelOne product retirement announcement

Endpoint Detection and Response product SentinelOne, will be retired on May 31st, 2022.

This product has been replaced with FireEye Endpoint Security (FES). Any asset that has SentinelOne installed will need to be uninstalled and replaced with FES.  

After May 31st 

  1. You will no longer have the ability to access the SentinelOne console to manage your SentinelOne assets. 
  2. Assets with SentinelOne installed will no longer be protected or receive updates 

 

[BruinTech] fyi - Critical vulnerability with Google Chrome and Chromium based browsers

Hello all,

We'd like to raise awareness about a serious vulnerability with Google Chrome and Chromium based browsers such as Microsoft Edge. Please see the details below.

In short, all affected users need to update and restart the browser to resolve the vulnerability.

Please contact us with any questions or requests for assistance.

Regards,

Jason Chambers - on behalf of the VMP Team
UCLA Information Security

Final Report for ...

Spear phishing attempt is a carefully crafted personalized email that is usually sent with an attachment or requests a response. The fraudster then tries to entice the recipient to open the infected attachment or respond with personal information.

Impersonation email campaign: Send me your available cell number

Recently UCLA has seen a significant increase in the volume of “impersonation” email campaigns affecting the campus community. These email campaigns rely on social engineering tactics and generally involve the creation of a Gmail account with a very similar email address to a senior UCLA executive in a deception attempt to coerce the recipient into a response.

Chime/Go2Bank solicitations for new bank accounts

FRAUD ALERT: Chime/Go2Bank solicitations for new bank accounts

UCLA has recently learned that some members of the UCLA community are receiving emails from financial institutions named Chime and Go2Bank. These emails may come in different forms and under a variety of subject lines. Some of the identified subject lines are:

Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Exploit - PrintNightmare

Please be advised of a critical, zero-day exploit, termed PrintNightmare, discovered in the Windows Print Spooler service that can result in privilege escalation and remote code execution when exploited. This can result in the full compromise of a system, and if leveraged against a domain controller, can be used to take control of the entire domain and propagate malware throughout the network.

IRS Warning of Impersonation Attacks Targeting Universities

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued warning of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam targeting educational institutes, primarily students/staff who have a “.edu” email address. The phishing email appears to target individuals affiliated with education in all formats including public and private, profit and non-profit institutions.