SMS pretending to be from senior UCT manager
The UCT Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is investigating an SMS that appears to be from a senior UCT manager. Those who receive the message are asked to contact the individual using the provided email address.
Cybersecurity Month 2021 is here
We’re going back to basics this Cybersecurity Month to help you remain cyber safe.
Remote access scams
There appears to be an increase in remote access scams, which means that you need to be on your guard when receiving unexpected communication from so-called service providers.
Updates are important
It is very important that you keep your operating system, software, applications and web browsers updated to ensure the security of your data and to protect the UCT network from attack.
Latest payment phishing attempt
We have investigated and identified a message you may have received from an email address titled "Bewys van betaling" as a phishing attempt.
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Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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