E-mail scam with subject: “morning”

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 - 9:16 am - IT Communications

It seems that scammers are now attempting to use student e-mail addresses to send out spam.  If you get mail with the subject of “morning”, supposedly coming from a student account ( with the following content, please ignore and delete it. “We are conducting a  standard process investigation involving a late client who  shares the […]

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IT Review: 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 - 10:51 am - IT Communications

At the end of another busy year, it is time to reflect on some of the major IT events, trends and achievements. It is alarming to report that cybersecurity threats and attacks increased to record levels during the past year. Stellenbosch University, like most institutions around the world, is increasingly being targeted by criminal elements, […]

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Spear-phishing scam from “university personnel”

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - 10:34 am - IT Communications

Spear-phishing is a targeted form of phishing in which fraudulent emails are sent to specific individuals at an institution, like the university, in an effort to gain access to confidential information. This morning we are starting to see the spear-phishing scam emails being sent out in the name of known individuals at the university – […]

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One-on-one consultation service available for staff

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 - 10:58 am - IT Communications

The IT Hub, centrally located in the heart of campus, under the bridge connecting Admin A and Admin B, now offers a one-on-one consultation room for staff with a professional technician. The IT User Consultation room, room 1021, situated inside The IT Hub is private and allows you the time to ask the technician questions while […]

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PHISHING: Confirm your email account”

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 - 10:01 am - IT Communications

The latest phishing attempt uses a rather obtuse message about “confirming your email account” to prevent a shutdown of your account. It also used your email address in the salutation, which might fool some people, thinking it is genuine. Information Technology would never send out an email like this, lacking personal salutations, direct contact via […]

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