Infosec Winter Contest

Infosec is starting off the winter term with a giveaway, you'll have a chance to win one of these amazing prize packs! The rules are as follows, take a picture of InfoSec's banners that are placed around York University campus. Participants can either post the picture and tag us on social media or send the […]

Multiple CPUs vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

Information Security is monitoring the development of the recently discovered vulnerabilities—Meltdown and Spectre. Both vulnerabilities stem from a design flaw in many processors. System and application vendors are releasing updates to mitigate these vulnerabilities. We have not seen any active malware on the Internet exploiting the vulnerabilities.   Information Security recommends that systems are patched as […]

Phish Alert - General system upgrade

From: "helpdesk@yorku.ca" <unep.claimcenter@gmail.com> Subject: Re: General Upgrading Dear YorkU Email User. Your Mailbox usage is above 1GB, prior to  the general system update, provide the below YorkU Help Desk details to  upgrade your e-mail account to avoid any blockage or deactivation. Username: Password: YorkU Help Desk Copyright © 2017 York University. All Rights Reserved

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 […]