Security Awareness

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 […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity "Work At Home" Scam Alert

A known scam advertising a fake “job opportunity” was sent to York email accounts today. The messages are fraudulent and intended to trick recipients into providing personal information, including personal (non-York) email address, and cellphone number.  If you replied to the malicious email, please ignore any future communication related to this phishing email. If you provided your username and password, please […]