IT Security Alerts

Many of these phishing emails continue to circulate beyond the date initially published. Continue to be vigilant and do not click on any suspicious links.

To report a suspicious email, send it as an attachment to phishing [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Suspicious%20email, body: Please%20investigate%20the%20attached%20email%20as%20a%20possible%20phishing%20scam.)

How to spot a phishing email

Here is an example of a typical phishing email. 

Sample phishing email

It appears to come from "McGill University", but isn't really from McGill.  It contains a link that appears to go to a McGill site, but if you roll over the link, it's not.  There are run-on sentences. See other example emails showing the telltale signs of phishing.

When in doubt, report suspicious emails to the IT Service Desk.

Quick links to help you stay safe: