Phishing mail from April 17, 2018

The following phishing mail has been sent to a number of IST Austria recipients. The sender address seem to be a hacked university (Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University) account. From: Nourah A. Algdeb <naalgdeb@pnu.edu.sa> Subject: Informationszentrum IST Owa 2018  Screenshot of the email: Do not click on links or download attachments of suspicious emails.

Not all things are Spam

Sometimes our spam filter, called “Ironport”, gets a bit overeager.  We understand this, it is his only job after all and he takes it seriously.  As he should, and so should you. The amount of unwanted email hitting users inboxes are at an all time high, and we are not talking about those chain letters Read More …

Do you know your colleague?

IST Austria is growing every day – not only by new buildings, much more by new people joining the IST Austria community. As we already are more then 600 employees on campus, it’s not easy to keep track about who’s here. We’ve of course offer the service “New on campus” via ICP: https://icp.ist.ac.at/search/users/new_on_campus, but following such Read More …

WannaCry ransomware

Again, a virus is infecting Windows computers all over the world. Unfortunately this type of ransom ware is not only infecting the computer where it was initially started, by using a vulnerability of Windows, it will distribute over the network. Protect your devices Please follow these advises to prevent an outbreak: Allow your Windows PC Read More …

New Virus scan @ IST Austria

In the coming weeks the IT department will gradually roll out a new antivirus product on all IST Windows computers. The currently used F-Secure Antivirus will be replaced by the ESET Endpoint Protection. ESET setup will run in the background, you’ll only notice a couple of notifications from the Windows Action Center: first Antivirus software Read More …