More information on current phishing attack

Monday, August 7th, 2017 - 9:50 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

The university is in the middle of a serious spear-phishing attack and is the direct target of a group of criminals who have registered and set up a South African website to fool university users into providing their e-mail addresses, usernames and passwords.  Undoubtedly the same criminal cartel is now using e-mail accounts that were […]

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WARNING: Dangerous phishing email targeting Stellenbosch University

Monday, August 7th, 2017 - 9:40 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

A phishing attack on Stellenbosch University via an internal sun email address was launched this morning. See the example below. (links have been removed) Please do not click on this email, do not fill in your personal information and delete the email immediately. If follow the link and supply your information, it will be used […]

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Free Windows 10 upgrade for asset computers

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 - 11:32 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Microsoft has implemented Windows as a service. This means is that it will be updating Windows 10 on a more regular basis to patch any security vulnerabilities that the operating system might have.  For this reason, Information Technology also needs to keep up with the Microsoft servicing model to ensure that all staff’s PCs are safe. This […]

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Wangiri fraud on the rise

Monday, July 31st, 2017 - 1:24 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

According to MyBroadband Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C have seen an increase in Wangiri phone fraud in South Africa. South African mobile subscribers recently reported that they are receiving an increasing volume of missed calls from unknown international numbers. Calls originate from across Africa and Europe, including Guinea, France, and Belgium. Wangiri is a form of phone […]

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Phishing email: SABC TV Licence payment request

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 - 9:40 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

The SABC slogan goes: “Pay your TV licence. It’s the right thing to do” or something to that effect. Falling for this phishing scam, will NOT be the right thing to do. This phishing scam from the “SABC” about payment of your TV Licence, is very clever as it uses a so-called encrypted-PDF to capture […]

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