At UC, we want to help each member of our community to be safer online. In the wake of the recent cyber-attack on Waikato Hospital, we’re urging all UC staff and students to be vigilant with cyber security.
Cybercrime will impact every organisation and individual at some time, and it can take many different forms. Just like in the physical world, there are things we can do to protect ourselves. Through knowledge sharing and action, we can reduce the chances of you being a victim of cybercrime and minimise its impact, should it happen.
Cyber threats are real and can happen to you
It’s not a case of ‘it will never happen to me’. It can. Hackers and cyber-criminals can do amazing things, and access to your device or personal credentials can take a massive toll on your personal and professional life. Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Read more>
Phishing scams – how to spot them and what to do:
Phishing (pronounced ‘fishing’) is a technique used by hackers and other cyber-criminals to trick people into giving over personal details or taking action, often over email.
A phishing scam might ask you to click on a link, get you to open an attachment, download a file or even pay an invoice or bill. These cyber-criminals spend a lot of time setting up lures and scams, making them look convincing and legitimate.
Most modern email providers – like UC’s own email system, Gmail, Office365, Outlook and Yahoo have filters to stop phishing and spam email from getting through, but some still do, and the best protection is awareness.
Only open emails you’re expecting from people you know, and make sure you treat suspicious email appropriately. If you do receive a suspicious email, use the following advice:
For further information contact the IT Service Desk on: