Latest Security Threats at GHC
It is likely many of you have read about a large instance of the Pony Botnet Controller discovered by security research firm Trustwave's SpiderLabs. More than 2 million passwords from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, and ADP were stolen. USG has informed us that eight (8) individuals within the University System had their ADP accounts compromised as a result of this malware. None of the affected individuals were from GHC. We urge you to read more regarding this malware and the steps you can take to protect your credentials.
From the official blog of Trustwave's SpiderLabs:
It’s likely many of you have read about a new piece of ransomware called CryptoLocker. In short, CryptoLocker is malware that encrypts data on your machine and then holds that data “hostage”, requiring you to pay money within a certain time period to decrypt the data. The encryption algorithms used are high-grade (RSA-2048 and AES-256), and without the private key held by the malicious actors it is not possible to decrypt the data. The malware is spreading quickly, and the primary method of propagation appears to be via phishing campaigns. In particular, we ask that you be on the lookout for any emails you may receive containing the following subject lines:
These emails contain malicious attachments that install the malware on to your computer. Do NOT open any emails with these, or similar, subjects unless you are certain of their origin and content.
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