2020 Security Alerts


Fraudulent OWL Notice

May 25, 2020

Be advised that a fraudulent notice that appears to originate from OWL has been sent to many users at...

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Phishing Scam related to COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Be advised that there is a phishing scam that is being distributed across campus. The subject of the...

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Messages impersonating those in leadership positions at Western

May 19, 2020

Be advised that messages with the following subject lines or greetings are being seen on campus. Hi, Are...

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Phishing Campaign aims to steal Zoom credentials using fake layoff notifications

April 21, 2020

Be advised that there is an active campaign targeting Office 365 users. It attempts to convice the message...

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COVID-19 Scams/Phishing attacks

April 07, 2020

Cyber criminals are sending emails that appear to be from a hospital and warn that you have been exposed to...

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Microsoft Zero Day flaw in Windows Adobe Type Manager Library

March 25, 2020

A Remote Code Execution vulnerability in the way Microsoft handles the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library...

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COVID-19 Scams

March 16, 2020

Be aware that there are numerous scams being reported that attempt to take advantage of the current...

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Remote Code Execution vulnerability in SMBv3

March 10, 2020

On March 10, 2020, Microsoft announced that they are aware of a remote code execution vulnerability (RCE)...

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Fake Invoices

March 04, 2020

Western is currently seeing a wave of fake invoices targeting users on campus. The messages contain the...

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Scam Job Offer

February 24, 2020

Western is currently seeing a wave of scam job offer emails targeting primarily the student population.

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Be aware of current events being exploited by scammers

January 31, 2020

Prominent events and news stories are often exploited by cyber criminals to spread malicious files or to...

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Internet Explorer Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

January 17, 2020

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory...

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CRA Scams

January 17, 2020

Email messages claiming to be from Canada Revenue Agency are being sent, indicating a "Tax refund of...

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Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability

January 14, 2020

Local privilege escalation which affects all versions of Windows A spoofing vulnerability exists in the way...

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