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Phishing scam: "Your Pass-word will expire in 2 days"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking you to click on a fraudulent link to keep your pass-word.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 17 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Important Alert from McGill University Admin"

Update - Monday, January 8, 2018:

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to read important unread messages. Click the screenshot on the left to view an example of the message.

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Published: 8 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University Report transactions"

A recent phishing scam is circulating with the subject "McGill University Report transactions". The body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Urgent Notice"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking recipients to click on a fraudulent link.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "News"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "News" and signature "©2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." The message says:

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Published: 13 Dec 2017

Phishing scam: "Corporate eFax message from "Unknown..."

Recurrence reported November 15, 2017 This same phishing email was reported to the IT Service Desk again. See description below.  

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Published: 15 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "You have a message" from Human Resources

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, with the subject "You have a message". The example we received says, "You have a message from the Human Resources Department" and asks the recipient to click a link to view the message. There may be other variants of this message, seeming to come from different units within McGill, or with different signatures. Please be on the lookout for similar emails.

Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the email.

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"

There are multiple phishing emails targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"" and signature "IT Help Desk Office of Information Technology." The message contains a link to  Validate Email Account. Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the message; the text of the message is displayed below.

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Published: 18 Oct 2017

KRACK Attack: Serious flaw in WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) has been discovered

A vulnerability with WiFi protected access II (WPA2) has been identified. The form of attack has been labeled KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs). What does this mean?

WPA2 is a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks....

Published: 17 Oct 2017

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber Security is everyone’s business! As such, McGill’s IT Services is offering a number of activities over the coming weeks as an opportunity to help raise awareness about cyber security and the importance of protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data, as well McGill’s information and information assets....

Published: 16 Oct 2017

Phishing scam: "McGill Incoming Mail On hold."

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "McGill Incoming Mail On hold." and signature "McGillUniversity Team Privacy Policy | Customer Support, ©2017 Office 365 Mcgill University Support Team. All Rights Reserved." The message contains a link to  Update Server. Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the message; the text of the message is displayed below.

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Published: 10 Oct 2017

Phishing scam: "Confirm your account."

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject  "Confirm your account.". The message states that the recipient's account has been locked due to a verification process that is being enforced. To re-activate the account, the recipient is asked to click on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published: 6 Oct 2017

Phishing scam: "The McGill University Update!!"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "The McGill University Update!!". The message states that the recipient's anti-virus expires in 1hr 35mins and asks them to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade their anti-virus. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published: 3 Oct 2017

Phishing scam: "Important Alert from McGill Admin Team"

Update - October 2, 2017: A similar phishing email is circulating with the subject "Important Alert from McGill Admin" and signature from "The Mail Team".

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Published: 2 Oct 2017

Phishing scam: "Shared Important e-Documents attached to you"

There are a variety of phishing emails circulating at McGill designed to look like valid document sharing notifications. One variation contains the subject "Shared Important e-Documents attached to you". The message contains a fraudulent link to "View The Shared File Here". See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published: 27 Sep 2017

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