As you may know, inclement weather is predicted for Tuesday, Jan. 29 in metropolitan Atlanta. Several local governments and school systems, including the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Public Schools, are closed for the day. We’re carefully monitoring the situation and will provide updates as needed.
As of now, the Cox Campus will remain open and all services will be available, including the Cox shuttle, dining services and fitness centers. We ask employees to use their judgment on whether to come into the office. Your safety is our number one concern, so please evaluate conditions before starting your commute.
We recommend all employees take home the appropriate resources (e.g. laptop) to complete work assignments remotely on Tuesday. If you manage contractors, please forward these updates to them because they are not on this email distribution list.
We encourage everyone who works on the Cox campus to download the Cox LiveSafe app. You can check there for the latest information as well as on: coxalert.com, WSBTV.com, WSBRadio.com, B985.com, KISS104FM.com and 971TheRiver.com.
On December 13, 2018, numerous businesses, schools, and other types of establishments across the world have reported an emailed bomb threat scam where bitcoin ransoms are demanded in exchange for not detonating a supposed bomb. The Enterprise Security team has not been made aware of any Cox employees receiving such threats, but want you to know that we take these events very seriously.
Law enforcement agencies have been investigating these threats and have deemed them to be non-credible at this time.
If you are a recipient of these Bitcoin bomb threat emails, please follow these tips:
Recognizing suspicious activity or a potential threat can be a challenge. Phishing scams and attempted cyber-attacks come in many forms. Good awareness with a healthy dose of caution is the key. Take the time to learn what attacks often look like. Visit CoxAlert.com for information on this and other scams.
The saying, “crime never sleeps” is as relevant today as it’s ever been. That’s why as Cox employees, we need to be aware of everyday dangers, but also stay alert when it comes to cyber scams and online threats.
To keep you updated on the best ways to remain safe at home, work and online, select a link below and follow the helpful tips: