Hoax alert: UCT system hacked
There is currently fake news doing the rounds on social media that a UCT system has allegedly been hacked. The fake image shows an article on the UCT News website.
Copyright violations are a serious offence
All copyrighted content is protected by laws and you may not download it without permission from the owner. If you are caught illegally downloading copyrighted content, you could face disciplinary and/or legal action.
Latest phishing attempts
We have seen a spate of phishing emails being sent to campus with the most recent attempt requesting staff to click a link to approve a salary increase, change mobile numbers and urgent requests to buy vouchers.
Update your mailbox phishing attempt
The UCT CSIRT is currently investigating a new phishing attempt, which pretends to be from Microsoft. The email urges you to update your mailbox before 28 August 2020, or else it will be deactivated.
Video conferencing safety recommendations
Recommendations to remember when setting up or participating in web conferences.
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Thursday, 1 October 2020
Social media scams

Cybercriminals can be anyone they want when communicating on social media. All they need to know is who your contacts are, how you know each other and then they embark on their attack. While you think that you are talking to Jade Pops, you’re actually talking to a person you have never met before. Jade’s profile is just being used as a front to get close to you.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 08:15
Wise up about who has access to your data

Our lives revolve around technology. We send instant messages via WhatsApp. Our thoughts and carefully composed photographs are shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We ask Siri to find the best route home and Alexa to remind us to get milk, bread and speckled eggs.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 - 07:15
Cybersecurity Month 2019 takes place this October

Welcome to Cybersecurity Month 2019. Every year, we dedicate the month of October to raising awareness about information and cybersecurity-related matters, by providing you with guidance on how to avoid becoming a cybercriminal’s next target.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 14:30
UCT making strides in cybersecurity

Cybercrime is on the rise and higher education institutions continue to be at high risk of being attacked not only for their data, but also for their IT infrastructure, which if accessed, can aid cybercriminals with their illegal activities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 08:15