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Security alert: Nepal earthquake relief scams

After a natural disaster, such as the Nepal earthquake, phishing emails, websites, ads, and other media about the tragedy inevitably begin to appear. These are often created by scammers to grab your attention and compel you to “click” or “donate.” Unfortunately, this means each time a natural...

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NetID password compromise - what to do if you suspect your NetID password has been stolen:

  1. Change your password immediately. Contact the IT Service Desk if you can't change your password.
  2. Report the incident immediately to security@cornell.edu.

Computer compromise - what to do if you suspect your system has been hacked or downloaded a virus:

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and/or unplug your ethernet (disconnect from the network).
  2. Contact the IT Service Desk for help (phone 607 255-5500 or visit 119 Computing and Communications Center).