Advisories & Alerts

Zoom Privacy and Security Guidance

Privacy and information security for the York community are of paramount importance. With the recent move to online courses via the Zoom video conferencing service, some privacy and cybersecurity concerns have been raised by the campus community. This article addresses some of these concerns and provides guidance to help protect their privacy and the privacy […]

Advisory Security Notice: Defending Against COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Please remain vigilant for cybersecurity scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes.   Do not install Android or Apple related software with COVID-19 Heat Map Patient Tracking or go […]

Advisory Security Notice: Fraud targeting Covid-19 researchers

We have been advised by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) of an active, sophisticated cyber campaign targeting COVID-19 researchers. The campaign begins with phishing email and includes the use of ransomware that could hinder research activity. The CCCS are asking researchers, especially those working on COVID-19 related research, to exercise elevated levels of […]

Information Security Notice: “Job Opportunity” Phishing

A large number of phishing messages were sent to York email accounts, part of a known scam advertising a fake “job opportunity”. The messages are fraudulent and intended to trick recipients into providing personal information, including personal (non-York) email address, and cellphone number. At that point additional correspondence to gather more personal information would follow, […]

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 […]

Cyber Security Advice for Researchers During Covid-19

Following up on the Advisory Security Notice on Fraud Targeting Covid-19 Researchers, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) are reminding COVID-19 researchers to remain vigilant and to stay alert to potential threats affecting their research. The CCCS has provided additional Cyber security guidance. Cyber Security Advice and Guidance for Research and Development Organizations During […]