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Phishing scam: "Subject: Please find payment made in error and circle back"

Tue, 2017-05-23 10:30

There is a phishing email circulating to users about a payment made in error to them. The email provides a link to download an attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Global Ransomware Attack - WannaCry

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:37

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by encrypting all files on a user’s computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to extort money for its release.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Chers clients du compte McGill"

Fri, 2017-05-12 11:51

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their account's storage limit. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

Tue, 2017-05-09 11:20

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Library Question - New Account"

Wed, 2017-04-19 12:12

There is a phishing email circulating to users about access to their library account expiring due to inactivity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to continue to have access to the library service. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Identity"

Thu, 2017-04-13 10:19

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Identity". The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to security their identity. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Phishing scam: "IT-Service Password Update" (not from McGill)

Fri, 2017-04-07 09:36

There is a phishing email circulating to McGill users, which tries to capitalize on our recent request for all users to reset their McGill Passwords. The email says "Your owa outlook Pass-word will expire...", and asks users to CLICK HERE, and enter their username and password to keep it active.

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Phishing scam: "Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

Fri, 2017-04-07 09:36

There is a phishing email circulating to users. The email asks users to upgrade their McGill university mailbox settings by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Phishing scam: "Re: Account Validation"

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:13

There is a phishing email circulating with a fraudulent PDF attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Enhanced security on McGill Antivirus

Tue, 2017-04-04 09:55

For the continual improvement to our IT security service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be upgrading the antivirus version available to LAN administrators to focus on improved threat protection. This increased security measure will enable the institutional version to leverage features already available in the home version provided to the McGill community.

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