News & Alerts

September 13, 2017

Duke's IT Security Office was recently alerted to a spear-phishing campaign with emails sent to financial staff affiliated with DKU. The messages appeared to come from departmental leadership and requested that wire transfer payments be made ASAP.    

September 8, 2017

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, has reported a data breach that could impact as many as 143 million Americans. Read more.

August 31, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many in the Duke community are donating to Harvey disaster relief efforts, but Duke’s IT Security Office and consumer watchdogs advise caution: Beware of phony charities. Duke staff, faculty and students can connect with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts at Duke by visiting the Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs website.

August 9, 2017

The IT Security Office has received reports of the following phishing attack.

June 27, 2017

As you may have heard, there is recent news regarding a new strand of Petya ransomware.  This is leveraging two vulnerabilities that were addressed by Microsoft patches in March and April of this year.  As long as you are up to date on patches, you should not be vulnerable.  Also, Symantec Endpoi

June 26, 2017

The IT Security Office has received reports of the following phishing attack.

June 23, 2017

The IT Security Office has received reports of the following phishing attack.

June 15, 2017

Researchers sometimes discover security vulnerabilities with university systems and networks, and Duke recognizes the value of identifying and remediating these issues, in accordance with the university’s responsible disclosure policy found here:

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