The Global Office of Information Security aims to keep the NYU community updated with important information about cybersecurity threats. Please see below for current security news and alerts.

NYU IT Security News and Alerts

  • Apple Zero Day Spyware Vulnerability; Update Now

    Users of all supported Macs and other Apple devices, are advised to update all devices in order to patch a spyware zero day vulnerability that’s being actively exploited.   Please update as follows:  Macs running Ventura (version 13) => 13.2.1 Macs running Big Sur (version 11) and Monterey Version (version

  • Search Engine Ads Leading to Malicious Sites

    The FBI has issued a warning that malicious actors are using search engine ad services to impersonate brands and direct victims to malicious sites in attempts to steal credentials and infect devices with malware such as ransomware or spyware.  How it works:  When a user searches for a business or

  • Share with care, NYU Google Drive

    We have received reports of access requests being made by individuals from outside of NYU, for NYU Drive documents. With respect to these types of requests, please be reminded not to share your NYU Drive content unless the specific request you receive is expected or unless you have contacted the

  • Sidestep Holiday Scams

    Scams are especially abundant at this time of year, and may show up in various ways, including delivery notifications, deals which are too good to be true, charitable contribution solicitations, gift card scams in which someone requests your assistance with the purchasing gift cards and requests the redemption code on

  • Academic Research Related Phishing

    Please be aware of the following spear phishing (targeted) phishing email, which was purportedly sent from a staff member in NYU Abu Dhabi to a faculty member at another University. This very credible looking phish attempts to trick the recipient with the promise of an unusually large honorarium coupled with

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