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Spear phishing attack using a staff email

Monday, September 20th, 2021 - 10:54 am - IT Communications

If you receive an e-mail from Prof. Wolfgang Preiser – Head of the Department of Virology asking about a “PAYMENT”, you might be tempted to quickly answer and offer your assistance. However, this was a spear-phishing scam designed to fool its victims into thinking the mail was sent out by someone like Prof Preiser. We […]

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Maintenance weekend: 17 to 20 September

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 - 10:05 am - IT Communications

Information Technology will be conducting maintenance on various components of the IT infrastructure over the weekend of 17 September and some downtime can be expected.  Quarterly, scheduled maintenance will be taking place from Friday, 17 September at 21:30 to Monday, 20 September at 07:00. Various IT services and systems are affected by this and can […]

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Phishing scam: “Proof of Payment”

Friday, August 27th, 2021 - 12:08 pm - David Wiles

Over 2 billion people worldwide have purchased goods or services online during the pandemic. The danger of all this convenient shopping with Takealot, Checkers or any online store is that people provide their credit card number without diligence. One of the most prevalent scams NOW is called POP or Proof of Payment Receipt. There are a number […]

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Service levels impacted by COVID

Monday, August 23rd, 2021 - 12:06 pm - IT Communications

We have a number of positive COVID cases among our support staff.  In all probability our support service levels will be reduced until the affected staff are able to return to their normal duties. Only critical on-site support for staff will be possible as per appointment at the ICT Main Building. During this period requests can […]

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Extra layer of security added to campus computers

Monday, August 2nd, 2021 - 10:39 am - IT Communications

Cyber crime is a constantly evolving field. Even though the majority of viruses were created as pranks, it’s essential to stay informed of the various risks that exist on the internet if you want to stay safe online. Here’s a breakdown of the basics:  Malware, or malicious software, is a catch-all term for any type […]

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