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Cybersecurity – SCAM of the Week


With the infiltration of scams happening with the coronavirus, besides a Tip of the Week on Fridays, we will have a Scam of the Week at the beginning of the week letting you know about a particular scam you may see in your email, if not UTHSC, maybe your personal ones. This weeks scam was reported by Microsoft about and Excel attachment looking like it comes from Johns Hopkins.

This week, Microsoft warned about a massive phishing attack that looks like it is from Johns Hopkins University and has an Excel attachment which claims to have stats about the number of coronavirus deaths in America. If you open that attachment and click on ‘Enable Content’, it will download software that allows cybercriminals to take over your computer and steal confidential information. So don’t open any Excel files from Johns Hopkins! NOTE: there will be more¬†scams like this, so please remember to always¬†Think Before You Click!

Stay safe and report any suspicious emails to abuse@uthsc.edu.