“Office 365 verification” phishing scam from compromised student account

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 - 9:55 am - IT Communications

Please be on the lookout for the following phishing scam coming this morning from a compromised student account: The subject will be “Office365 E-mail Verification” (or a variation) and says that “you recently made a request to terminate your Office365 mail” and to click on a link to cancel this termination. The mail should be […]

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Exam access app a resounding success

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 - 4:06 pm - IT Communications

Until recently granting access to examinations for students has been a manual and time-consuming process of checking-off access lists. However, thanks to new technology developed by Information Technology in collaboration with the Examination Office in the Registrar’s Division, this is no longer the case.     Since June this year, the identification of students for access to examination […]

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Monday, August 27th, 2018 - 3:11 pm - IT Communications

System maintenance is scheduled for the weekend of 7 ̶ 10 September from 17:00 on Friday afternoon until 08:00 on Monday morning. 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 […]

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SARS phishing scam from sun email

Monday, August 13th, 2018 - 11:16 am - IT Communications

If you receive an email with the subject “SARS eFilings” from any university email account, do not respond or click on the link. This is not a legitimate email from SARS. The suspicious email is being sent from compromised staff email accounts informing users that “An EMP Statement of Account for the tax payer listed […]

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Sending emails to large groups

Monday, August 6th, 2018 - 2:11 pm - IT Communications

Occasionally it is necessary to send emails to external students or other large groups of people who are not part of the sun domain. If you are currently using Outlook distribution lists we recommend that you switch to the much more user-friendly and functional Sympa mailing list management platform.  For many years the university has […]

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