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Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Thu, 2016-05-12 16:10

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox.  We anticipate only about a 1% increase in the number of messages detected as spam.

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Security warning: Phishing & malicious attachments

Wed, 2016-04-27 12:31

A series of phishing emails, some with malicious attachments, have been reported. Samples are shown below.

Please DO NOT click on any links or open any attachments, or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source. 

If you have already opened the attachment, you should contact your IT Administrator immediately! If you don't know who your IT Administrator is, contact the IT Service Desk.

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Phishing scam: "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin"

Wed, 2016-04-20 10:37

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Email Alert from: McGill University Admin". It is signed from Web Administrators McGill University, and urges the recipient to click a link to upgrade their email account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam sent to University-Elections list: Apple iTunes Mail

Mon, 2016-04-04 17:06

A phishing email was sent to the UNIVERSITY-ELECTIONS Listserv. It seems to comes from Apple, and asks the recipient to verify their login information.

<<- Click to enlarge sample screenshot.

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Phishing scam resurfaced: "Compromised Account"

Thu, 2016-03-31 10:15

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised Account". It is signed from McGill's Information Security (InfoSec) team, and urges the recipient to fill out a form to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment

Mon, 2016-03-21 15:31

A series of fraudulent emails containing malware attachments have been reported that use a different variations of a subject related to an order/invoice, for example "Invoice <random set of numbers>", "Order Status #xxxxxxx" or "Notification from XXXX". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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Phishing scam: Spam with possible malicious attachment

Fri, 2016-03-18 09:54

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Confirmation #<some random set of numbers>". It urges the recipient to open a possibly malicious attachment. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam: "Web Email Interface Notice"

Thu, 2016-03-17 11:39

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Web Email Interface Notice". It urges the recipient to click a link and then enter email and password details. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam: "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password"

Wed, 2016-03-09 11:48

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password". It urges the recipient to click a link to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam: "WELCOME TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY - ONLINE SERVICES"

Mon, 2016-02-29 10:45

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "WELCOME TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY - ONLINE SERVICES". It urges the recipient to click a link to upgrade their email account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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