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Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU)

Incident Reporting

A computer security incident is any adverse event whereby some aspect of a computer system is threatened viz. loss of confidentiality, disruption of data or system integrity, denial of service availability.
Any organisation or corporate using computer systems and networks may be confronted with security breaches or computer security incidents.
By reporting such computer security incidents to CERT-MU the System Administrators and users will receive technical assistance in resolving these incidents. This will also help the CERT-MU to correlate the incidents thus reported and analyse them; draw inferences; disseminate up-to-date information and develop effective security guidelines to prevent occurrence of the incidents in future. 
Guidelines to Report an Incident to CERT-MU:-
CERT-MU provides information and assistance to the general public and organisations in implementing proactive measures to reduce the risks of information security incidents as well as responding to such incidents as and when they occur.
What can I report to CERT-MU?
Incidents that are reported include phishing, hacking, denial of service, malicious code (malware, viruses, ransomware), website defacement, spamming, unauthorised access, compromised email accounts, sextortion, identity theft, and attacks on computer systems and any other cyber security related incidents.
Incident Reporting Channels
·         Incidents can be reported on CERT-MU website ( through the online reporting form as well as at CERT-MU’s office.
·         For proof of identity, the incident reporting party should bring their Identity Card.
·         An incident must be reported by the victim only or in case the person may not be able to come personally, then he/she can authorise any other, together with an authorisation letter duly signed and ID card or power of attorney.
·         Enquiries about incidents can be made through CERT-MU Hotline: 800 2378
·         A child or minor must be accompanied by his or her parents.
·         When reporting an incident online, users should also provide the following information if relevant to the nature of incident:
§  Fake or hacked accounts – name of the account and URL
§  Compromised Email accounts – User ID
§  Stolen pictures – screenshots
§  Phishing – Phishing link, phishing email, email headers
§  Denial of Service or Distributed Denial of service attack – IP address
§  Unauthorised access – logs
§  Malware – malicious file, link or email
§  Website defacement – website link
§  Unauthorised video – link of video
§  Spam – email header 
·         The incident reporting party should preserve all the available information without any alteration.
·         Incidents should not be reported from a machine which you think is infected.
What happens after reporting the incident?
After reporting the incident, the incident reporting party will receive an acknowledgement email with a ticket number. The ticket number can be used for further enquiries. 
The reporting party will be informed when the incident is resolved or any other information or clarification is required.
What should not be reported to CERT-MU?
The following IT issues should NOT be reported to CERT-MU:
·         Forgotten passwords or blocked / locked accounts
·         VOIP services not working correctly (e.g Skype)
·         Websites access issues (website is not loading properly)
·         Internet connection problems
·         Hardware problems
·         Network problems
·         Printer issues
·         Any other non-cyber security related issue(s)
For legal actions, the reporting party should contact the Cybercrime Unit of the Mauritius Police Force.
 Report an incident to CERT-MU on the Mauritian Cybercrime Online Reporting System (MAUCORS)