Category: Alerts

Special Security Alert – Spear Phishing

In the last 48 hours, a huge increase in very sophisticated phishing emails are being reported by several major industry partners in the US and Canada, including finance, business and higher education. What is making these these ‘Spear’ Phishing attempts

DDE Attack

You may or may not be aware of a new type of attack potential called a DDE attack – a way of launching malware from a web download, an email attachment, or even directly from the body of an Outlook

Phishing Scam Alert: OneClass Chrome Extension

Be on alert for the OneClass Chrome Extension.  It is a phishing scam where once the extension is installed, it will attempt to send an email on behalf of the user and collect Campus-Wide Login (CWL) credentials. How the phishing

Cyber Security Reminder, Be conscious of new phishing attempts

There have been reports of increased email phishing attacks on Canadian Universities. Please take extra care to verify the authenticity of any email asking for personal information or wanting you to click on a link. If in any doubt please

World Backup Day – March 31st

World Backup Day is a global initiative to remind and teach people to properly and safely backup their files. At Nipissing University, we have our shared and home directories backed up daily to keep all our hard work safe. For

Virus-Hoax-Spam – Fw- new message

Some of you may have received an email message from “Student Involvement” with the subject line Fw: new message.   The message asks you to click the link provided to open a message.  THIS IS A HOAX. Never respond to emails,

Spam Alert – IT Service Email

The email many of us received this morning titled: “IT Service” asking to verify your account, is not a legitimate request from UTS. Please do not respond to or follow any links in this or similar messages. UTS will never

Warning- Text-Sms Phishing

Some members of the Nipissing University community have reported that they have received phishing scams as text messages. Please exercise the same caution you would with your email when you receive texts with links claiming to be from banks or

Virus-Hoax-Spam – New Message Emails

Some of you may have received an email message from a colleague with the subject line Fw: new message. The message states new message, please read and provides a link. Never respond to emails, open attachments, or click on suspicious

Virus-Hoax-Spam- Important

Some of you may have received an email message from a colleague with the subject line IMPORTANT.   The message asks you to follow a link to view your message. Never respond to emails, open attachments, or click on suspicious links

Security Reminder – Username and Password

The use of the same login name and password for access to different accounts and websites is strongly discouraged. If a website that you visit is compromised, the attacker will have access to the login names and passwords that were

Virus-Hoax – CIBC – Customer Documents

Some of you may have received an email message from “Harry Culham” (Harry.Culham@cibc.com) with the subject line CIBC Customer Documents.   The message states that you can view/print your notice of documents.  THIS IS A HOAX. Never respond to emails, open

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