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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The York community reported a phish scam with the subject line "Copy of June Bonus 22JUN2020.xlsx". Clicking on the green Open bar redirects users to an external site designed to steal your PY credentials. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.
This is another phish email that redirects users to a GOOGLEAPI site to steal your PY credentials. Please delete the email if you see it in your inbox.
The phishing email below redirects users to an external site designed to steal your PY credentials. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.
The email with the subject line "Warning: Email quota upgrade required for your mailbox" is a scam. Clicking on the "Verify" link will redirect users to a malicious site. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.
We have had reports of a fake zoom meeting invite that was sent to various mailboxes. The email attachments contain malware that will infect your computer. If you find it in your inbox, please delete immediately.
The Information Security Team spotted a COVID-19 phish email which contained the malicious file "York University.zip" Please delete if you find it in your inbox.
A phishing email pretending to be from Microsoft has been reported. The link redirects users to a malicious site. If you see the email in your inbox, you can safely delete it.
A phish email with subject line "Notice!! Important message has been quarantined under your account name" was reported late this afternoon. Clicking on the "View Details" bar will redirect you to a phishing site. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.
A scam email with the subject line 'yorku.ca Blocked some incoming emails" was sent to various users of the community. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.
A phish email asking all staff and students to migrate to a new 2020 web portal was reported this afternoon. The link redirects to a malicious site hosted on activehosted.com. If you see it in your inbox, please delete.