Information Security Incidents—Impersonation of the UN Senior Management

On Wednesday 25 May, the Secretariat of the United Nations was informed that multiple dignitaries received unsolicited messages purporting to originate from UN senior management. These communications took the form of "Signal" messages and fraudulently stated that they were to inform the recipient that a senior management official was reaching out to them using their “personal number”. 

The Secretariat of the United Nations has clarified that these communications did not originate from the UN senior management, nor does the telephone number used in these communications have any relation to the UN or to the UN senior management.