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Canadian University defrauded of $11.8 million in a phishing scam

MacEwan University was defrauded of $11.8 million using a targeted phishing attack. CBC reported it here: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/macewan-university-phishing-scam-edmonton-1.4270689 Targeted phishing is increasingly used by criminal groups to attempt similar attacks against other institutions, including York. To help prevent phishing attacks and related fraud, please keep in mind the following tips: Always be suspicious of emails requesting […]

FALSE "Microsoft Support Calls" SCAM

UIT Information Security Office has received reports that false Microsoft support phone calls (currently a large, global scam) have recently targeted some members of the York community. Scammers, pretending to be from "Microsoft Support", try to fool people into believing that something is wrong with their computers and ask for remote access. They might offer […]

"Copyright Infringement" Notice Being Sent by UIT Information Security

UIT Information Security will be sending out the following email (from abuse@yorku.ca) to affected York community members. This is a legitimate email. There will also be an attachment that outlines the complaint. Subject: Notice of copyright infringement related to your Internet activity (username: xxxxx) York University has received a notice from a content owner that […]