University Information Technology (UIT) is advising of current and upcoming changes to York-provided services Zoom and Duo (two-factor authentication) as a result of the situation in Ukraine. These services are now or will be unavailable to individuals attempting to authenticate from several countries and regions restricted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) — a financial intelligence […]
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in an increase in global cyber threats. While there is no specific threat to York University, we would like to stress the importance of protecting your accounts, devices, and data. Protective steps include: Use multi-factor authentication with your accounts to help verify access. York’s Duo 2FA service is required […]
Information Security has identified a job scam that advertises a phoney bitcoin job opportunity and encourages recipients to respond to an external email address. If you replied to the message, please: DO NOT REPLY TO ANY FURTHER MESSAGES RELATED TO THE SCAM Use the REPORT PHISHING button to report any additional messages related to the […]
There is a confirmed Covid-19 phishing campaign targeting the York University Community. Members who have fallen for this scam could be a victim of identity theft.
Phish Email with subject line "Maintenance Status Update" was spotted. Clicking on the link will redirect users to a phishing site on sibforms.com.
Duo will be rolling out a redesigned version of its mobile app for iOS and Android soon. Version 3 (Current) Version 4 What is […]
As part of the University’s ongoing efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, York’s Virtual Private Network - VPN (Pulse Secure) will require two-factor authentication, Duo 2FA, as of July 29, 2021. On that date, the general use VPNYork service will prompt you for a password as it normally does, but it will also require 2FA validation at […]
We have been advised by the Student Services & International Relations department of an active, sophisticated scam campaign targeting international students. There have been a number of scam calls from individuals claiming to be employees of York University, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Recently, a number of international […]
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 […]
We are pleased to advise that enrollment of Duo, two-factor authentication will begin week of February 8, starting with activation of those with surname beginning with ‘A’, and proceeding alphabetically until all community members have been enrolled. We expect to complete the process by the end of April 2021. Once your account is activated, you will […]