IT security alerts

Phishing scam: Server Notification for Mcgill Alert

Published: 8Apr2019

A phishing email is targeting the McGill community, advising that your email account will be terminated.  View a screenshot of the message to the left....

Multiple phishing emails: Various subject lines

Published: 29Mar2019

Presently, there are multiple phishing emails targeting the McGill community. The title of the email can change, but the contents look the same and contain a link to open a message. View a...

Phishing scam: "We noticed a login .. from an unrecognized location."

Published: 18Mar2019

We have recently received reports of a phishing scam that appears to come from IT Support, with the title "IT Services". The body of the email says "We noticed a login to your University Email...

Phishing scam: "Micgill Webmail"

Published: 7Feb2019

There is currently a targeted phishing email with the title "Micgill Webmail" . It says your web mail account is expiring and asks you to click on a link to log on. See an example of the message,...

Scam emails target McGill community using social engineering tactics

Published: 10Jan2019

Several emails designed to appear as though they are from prominent members of the McGill community have targeted recipients both within and outside of the McGill community in recent weeks. These...

IT security alert: "ATTN: You received a shared document"

Published: 19Dec2018

A security threat -- possibly a Trojan virus -- was found in an email sent to McGill recipients. The subject of the email is "ATTN: You received a shared document", and the link was to AGREEMENT...

Phishing scam: "Action Required! Campus Relocation"

Published: 14Dec2018

Watch out for emails with title's, such as "Action Required! Campus Relocation" and instructions to "open the shared document" . These types of emails appear to notify you of a document that is...

Phishing scam: "Action Required! Notice of Expulsion"

Published: 14Dec2018

Watch out for emails with title's, such as "Action Required! Notice of Expulsion" and instructions to "open the shared document" . These types of emails appear to notify you of a document that is...

Phishing scam related to Share-file

Published: 6Dec2018

Beware of emails circulating related to file sharing systems asking you to access a document shared by a McGill person, who may even be one of your contacts....

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