Warning: Phishing scam exploiting ABSA new logo

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 - 9:25 am - IT Communications

Many of you use ABSA as your bank of choice, as well as making use of ABSA Bank’s Internet Banking facilities, so this warning might be of particular significance. Earlier this month ABSA announced a new logo – part of its rebranding campaign – and almost immediately phishing scammers exploited this opportunity to continue their […]

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Phishing attempt from SUN email address

Monday, June 25th, 2018 - 10:43 am - IT Communications

If you receive an email with the subject “Mailbox” or “Urgent Alert !!” from a university account, do not respond to it or click on the link. This is not a legitimate email from Information Technology. We have received reports that a suspicious email is being sent out from a university account informing users that […]

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Scheduled maintenance end of June

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 - 11:01 am - IT Communications

System maintenance is scheduled for the weekend of 29 June at 17:00 on Friday to 08:00 on Monday, 2 July. Even though a large number of IT systems will be affected and subsequently any IT service could be interrupted, we will try our best to limit interruptions to a minimum. This does not mean all […]

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New variant of BIP Dharma ransomware found

Monday, June 11th, 2018 - 10:21 am - IT Communications

WHAT IS RANSOMWARE? Ransomware, for example, CryptoLocker, WannaCry or BIP Dharma, is a type of malware that installs itself on a device, takes files on the device or network storage, encrypts them, and then extorts money from the user to unlock the files.  This type of programme can be installed by means of an e-mail attachment, an […]

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Phishing Scam about “Unexpected Mail Shutdown

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 - 2:53 pm - IT Communications

There is currently a bombardment of phishing emails arriving in university accounts about an “Unexpected Mail Shutdown”. The mail used alarmist threats about pending shutdowns and has all the signs of a phishing scam, including a website that is not on the university network. This is a typical phishing scam and although it is being […]

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