August 6, 2020

Alert: Hackers target COVID-19 research

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Learn about recent attempts by hackers trying to acquire intellectual property, particularly COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research and how you can prevent your UW NetID and password from being compromised. Cyber criminals try to steal valid credentials through phishing to gain access to computers via remote desktop services, email accounts and file shares and internal networks via virtual private network (VPN) access.