Alerts are intended to keep the Medical Campus community informed of safety and security related incidents, in addition to other timely information that the Public Safety Department feels the community would benefit from knowing. With knowledge and awareness, you can avoid becoming a victim and assist with Public Safety efforts.
The University’s Emergency Notification Network is the primary means through which critical information related to personal safety is distributed. ALL Medical Campus community members should ensure that their contact information is registered and fully up to date; access the Workday Guide to update emergency contact information.
As previously shared, there has been an escalation in cybercriminals targeting universities and health care organizations by sending fraudulent Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) push notifications and call requests. In response to this new and widespread hacking method, starting Monday, April 11, the ability to receive a push notification via the Duo app or receive a call to authenticate will be disabled and replaced with entering a passcode instead. While this may add a few more seconds to the authenticating process, this change is in keeping with current information security best health care practices.
Today, the UHealth IT Security team received notification from the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, warning about fraudulent email and phishing attempts being sent to physicians.
Cybercriminals are posing as the Florida Department of Health and offering to provide “important information” if physicians sign in through a designated link in the email. The originating fraudulent email address is floridahealth@consultant[.]com.This is not a valid Department of Health email address and is being blocked in our enterprise email system.
To avoid becoming a victim of such scams, do not click on any links within the email, open any attachments, or provide any personal information. If you receive an email like the one mentioned above, report it immediately to the UHealth IT Security team by calling (305) 243-5999 or emailing UHCybersecurity@miami.edu.