Advisories & Alerts

Job Scam Alert - Virtual Assistant Needed

A fraudulent job scam email with the subject line "Virtual Assistant Needed" was sent from a York compromised account to various mailboxes.                         The Information Security team has taken action to remove the fraudulent messages. If you receive similar messages, please report it immediately […]

Upcoming Change to Duo 2FA Prompt

As part of planned updates to York’s Duo 2FA service, the Duo login prompt will change to a refreshed and modernized look that is better optimized for desktop and mobile experiences - known as the Duo Universal Prompt. There are no functionality changes to Duo and the service will continue to be part of your […]

Phish Alert - "Ongoing Employment Opportunity" AND "Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant!!"

Scammers are using compromised YorkU email accounts to send fictitious employment emails looking for an Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant. The link will open a Google Form, asking for personal information and requests that recipients get in touch with Dickens Tryone at The scammer may ask to connect over the messaging app, Discord.       […]

Phish Alert - Dylan Cybulski shared a document

A phishing email seemingly originating from Dylan Cybulski, dylancybulski@trentu[.]ca with the subject line "Document shared with you: "Winter Faculty Bonus 2024.docx"" was sent to various mailboxes.                                               The objective of the phishing emails […]

Job Scam Alert - Work from Campus/Dorm/Home (Winter 2024 Semester) AND Administrative Assistant / Customer Service(Winter 2024 Semester)

It has come to our attention that emails with subject lines "Work from Campus/Dorm/Home (Winter 2024 Semester)" AND "Administrative Assistant / Customer Service(Winter 2024 Semester)", seemingly originating from uchicago[.]edu email addresses, are circulating. Please be advised that these emails are not legitimate and are a scam.   The Information Security team has taken action to […]