Advisories & Alerts

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 […]

Job scam alert - Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant !!!

Several waves of phishing emails promoting FAKE jobs leveraging compromised York University users' accounts have been detected. These emails claim to offer recipients a well-paying remote job with no qualifications and link to a Google form that requests personal information. The "job" in question will instruct victims to deposit FAKE cheques through personal bank accounts […]

Phish Alert - Notice by admin verify your account

Scammers are using compromised accounts to send phishing emails to the community to verify their account. Email subject: NOTICE BY ADMIN VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT!!       Please note that York will NEVER request for passwords, Duo passcodes or other personal information via email or Google Form. The Information Security team has taken action to […]

Phish Alert - Please Verify Your Yorku Account

A confirmed phishing email with the subject line "Please Verify Your Yorku Account" was sent to a number of mailboxes. Clicking on the provided link will redirect users to an external site hosted on google forms. If you clicked on the link and provided your credentials, please consider your account as compromised. Change your password […]