Malicious telephone calls

Please be advised that a number of staff have reported receiving telephone calls from unknown or other external numbers on their University extensions, which appear to be malicious cold-callers.  Typically, the phone calls have been either accident-claim companies, or individuals claiming to be from the University IT department and/or ‘Windows Technical Support’,  requesting access to […]

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It’s not paranoia – they are out to get you!

Malware, hackers, phishing, spyware, trojans, cybercrime, password stealers,  viruses, worms, rootkits, adware, etc.   The vacation periods at Universities are traditionally times for all of this malicious activity to increase dramatically.  Perhaps the people behind it think that that their victim’s minds are elsewhere, making them an easier target than usual.  Perhaps they are right. […]

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