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Report a Cybersecurity Incident

Report a Cybersecurity Incident

A computer security incident is any attempted or successful unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse of computing systems, data or networks, including hacking and theft. If you suspect any sort of cybersecurity incident has taken place, please click to Report a Cybersecurity Incident below. (Note: you will need to log in with your UCMNetID and password as a step in the reporting process.)

   


Data Breach

If you think your computer has been compromised, and it contains restricted data such as Social Security Numbers or Personal Health Information, follow these steps:

  • Unplug your ethernet cable, and turn off your Wi-Fi connection
  • Do not turn the system off / shut it down.
  • Do not run anti-virus, anti-spyware, or other “cleaning” tools.
  • Report a Cybersecurity Incident (note: you will need to log in with your UCMNetID and password as a step in the reporting process.)

Stolen Computer, Laptop, Phone, Tablet, or other Device

If your computer has been stolen or lost, you should take the following steps right away:

  • File a report with the UC Merced Police Department.
  • If you a university employee, report it to your supervisor or school administration.
  • If you have access to restricted data, Report a Cybersecurity Incident (note: you will need to log in with your UCMNetID and password as a step in the reporting process.)

UCMNetID Compromised

If you think your UCMNetID password has been stolen or your account has been inappropriately accessed:


Reporting Spam and Phishing

Spam and phishing complaints can be forwarded to ucmphish@ucmerced.edu for reporting and analysis. We maintain a Phishing Email Alert archive of all reported phishing attacks and some nuisance spam emails to help our community identify them.