September 21, 2018
In 2014, the Iranian government targeted Western and other Canadian universities to steal credentials and intellectual property in an incident known as “MABNA Institute’. The US State Department obtained evidence and charge several individuals with this large-scale attack and provided details to Western by way of the Canadian government. (Read full entry)
January 22, 2018
A new phishing attempt containing instructions to forward attached reports and designed to look like it originated from Janice Deakin and the Office of the Provost was discovered by WTS and has since been intercepted. (Read full entry)
January 5, 2018
Two new serious vulnerabilities have been discovered which have wide ranging effect. These vulnerabilities are called Spectre and Meltdown. The media has been sensationalizing some of the coverage around these vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may expose many systems. Still, and to be clear these vulnerabilities are quite serious but the sky is not falling .. at least not yet (meaning the risk is still pretty hard to realize). (Read full entry)
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