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Middlebury Information Security received information that fraudulent emails are being sent from a malicious domain, “middleburry.org”, to businesses that might provide equipment and supplies to Middlebury College.
The suspicious emails are crafted such that they appear to come from actual Middlebury College employees, though the contact information provided includes incorrect telephone numbers and email addresses.
Note that suspected bad actors are using a typosquatting technique – there are two R’s in “middleburry.org”, and Middlebury’s domain name ends in .edu, rather than .org. Those details, however, are perhaps an easy thing to miss, especially at a quick glance.
Efforts are underway to takedown the middleburry.org domain, and to suspend the domain holder’s email service.
Please contact InfoSec@middlebury.edu with questions.
A year ago the Internet saw a rash of malware known as ransomware. This malicious form of cyber attack is known for infecting a computer and encrypting a drive. The victim is then unable to recover their data until paying a ransom to the attacker. Middlebury, like many other institutions was not immune to this form of attack.
A week ago the FBI announced a new variant on a common form of these attacks known as CryptoWall. This form of ransomware is known to have four methods of infecting a computer.
According to the FBI, by far the most common method of attack is phishing, particularly with attachments in the message.
What you can do to protect yourself:
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http://moodle.middlebury.edu has been scheduled for Production Upgrade at 01:00 EDT on 5-JUN-2015.
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An exciting example of where a liberal arts education can take you: the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a program to enroll liberal arts students who “show promise for developing into compassionate and humanistic physicians” (Mt. Sinai, 2015). In an NPR article, Dr. David Muller, the dean of the school, asserts that “[s]cience is the foundation of an excellent medical education, but a well-rounded humanist is best suited to make the most of that education.” Read the NPR article here
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/05/27/407967899/a-top-medical-school-revamps-requirements-to-lure-english-majors or jump straight to the program page at Mt. Sinai here https://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/psychiatry/newsletter/humanities-and-medicine-early-assurance-program-at-mount-sinai-accepts-liberal-arts-students-into-medical-school
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The following information is relevant to anyone who uses Key Survey to create and distribute surveys, as well as survey respondents.
From: WorldAPP Customer Care
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:02 PM
Subject: WorldAPP Maintenance Notification
Key Survey & Form.com will be undergoing maintenance between 1am and 3am EDT on Sunday, 31st May.
As part of our commitment to enhance our services and improve reliability, we need to schedule a short maintenance period this weekend to replace some elements of our production environment.
During the maintenance period both the Form.com and Key Survey applications will be unavailable, with respondents directed to a maintenance page.
Further information and updates will be posted to our community pages.
WorldAPP Customer Care Team