Phishing scam: "from robin.williams@ stonybrook.edu"

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There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community from robin.willams @stonybrook.edu about information from the McGill Information Centre. Users are asked click on "log-on" for more info. View an example of the message below. 

McGill's information security team has prevented the attack from reaching most McGill inboxes, and the fraudulent link has been blocked from the McGIll network; however, it is still active from outside our network.

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

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If you have received a phishing email or suspect that you have, please itsupport [at] mcgill.ca (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

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Example of this phishing message:

Dear All

Our latest information on seminars, sport events, assignments, examinations, etc. has been posted on the new Info Centre page for everyone to access.  For more information and clarifications, Please

log-on [FRAUDULENT LINK]

This notice is from the McGill Information Centre.

Thanks,

Mrs. Anita Larry
McGill Info  Centre

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