Advisories

Phish Alert - BUSY

Various York email users have received a spoofed phishing message with the subject of the email 'BUSY'. Spoofing is the act of disguising a communication from an unknown source as being from a known, trusted source. In the email, the sender is disguising themselves as a member of the York University community and want the user to […]

Information Security Notice: “Job Opportunity” Phishing

A large number of phishing messages were sent to York email accounts, part of a known scam advertising a fake “job opportunity”. The messages are fraudulent and intended to trick recipients into providing personal information, including personal (non-York) email address, and cellphone number. At that point additional correspondence to gather more personal information would follow, […]

Cyber Security Advice for Researchers During Covid-19

Following up on the Advisory Security Notice on Fraud Targeting Covid-19 Researchers, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) are reminding COVID-19 researchers to remain vigilant and to stay alert to potential threats affecting their research. The CCCS has provided additional Cyber security guidance. Cyber Security Advice and Guidance for Research and Development Organizations During […]