Report an Incident

A computer security incident is attempted or successful unauthorised access, disclosure, or misuse of computing systems, data or networks (including hacking and theft).

Security incidents could involve, but are not limited to, any of the following:

  • attempted or successful breaches of facilities or systems that store confidential information (either paper-based or in electronic format)
  • any violation of the UCT computer security policies and standards
  • unauthorised computer access of any kind compromised user accounts or login details (e.g. sharing or hacking of passwords or access details)
  • the theft of a computing device (e.g. PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device) or any device containing UCT information (e.g. DVDs, flash drives or hard drives)
  • the loss, corruption or compromise of any UCT data
  • physical damage to computer systems
  • the presence of a virus, spyware, ransomware or any other malicious program
  • posting restricted or confidential data to publicly-accessible websites
  • sending restricted or confidential data to unauthorized recipients

How do I report a computer security incident? You can log an incident by either completing the online form, or by sending an email to

Incident Report Form

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