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 as a personal (non-YorkU) email address and a phone number. At that point additional correspondence […]

Phish Alert - Alerte

Various York University community members have received a phishing email which appears to be coming from the recipient themselves. The email is written in French, and states that the user's account has been compromised. The attacker claims to have explicit videos of the user and demands €1200 (euro) in bitcoin to prevent this footage from […]

Phish Alert - Your.Antivirus.Has.Expired⚠️Your computer is infected⛔️

Various members of the YorkU community have received a fake email with the subject "<username>Your.Antivirus.Has.Expired⚠️Your computer is infected⛔️" The email states that the user's Norton Security subscription has expired and urges them to renew their subscription. The link in the email re-directed users to an external site that is malicious. The email can safely be […]