Recent Advisories & Alerts

March 26, 2021

Phish Alert - virus detected (5)

A fraudulent email with the subject "<username> virus detected (5)" has been sent to York University email accounts. The email states that the user's Norton Antivirus Protection has expired, and their PC may be vulnerable to viruses and other threats...

March 8, 2021

Information Security Notice: “UNICEF internship program offer” Phishing

A large number of phishing emails were sent to York email accounts, part of a known scam advertising a fake job opportunity i.e. UNICEF internship program. The emails are fraudulent and intended to trick recipients into providing personal information such...

March 4, 2021

Phish Alert - Urgent review / urgent attention

A fraudulent email from a spoofed YorkU email address was sent to various members of the community. It states that an Adobe Remittance has been shared and tells the user to "View Remittance". The "View Remittance" link in the email re-directs users to an e...

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