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Phishing scam: "Subject: IT Help Desk"

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

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

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!"

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:12

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!". The message says that your email password will expire and asks you to log into a fake IT Website. A sample of the email is shown below.

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

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Check it before you click it!

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:44

With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people's vacation planning, online shopping, and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores, and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what's a real email, and what's a scam.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing scam "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert"

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:02

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert". The message says that your account has been used from a different location, and you need to verify your account withing 48 hours. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing Scam from "RBC Express"; Subject: Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:52

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from RBC Express (Royal Bank of Canada), with the Subject: "Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users". It seems to be targeted to McGill staff and asks recipients to sign in using their RBC login credentials. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is a phishing scam.

If you have received the message and attempted to log in, please contact Peter Guertin, in McGill Financial Services, ASAP so that he can freeze the account and take the appropriate action.

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Bash security vulnerability

Thu, 2014-09-25 11:56

Yesterday, a new security vulnerability, affecting Bash, was announced. The Bash shell, commonly accessed through Command Prompt or the Terminal application, is a part of many Linux, Unix, and Mac systems. Since it has been around for more than two decades, older devices are also vulnerable. If used maliciously, Bash allows an attacker to take over an operating system, access confidential information, make changes, etc.. 

McGill’s IT Services is devoting their full attention to addressing any potential threat this may cause to centrally-managed IT systems.

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IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:33

Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify.

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IT Security Alert: Fraudulent email containing zip file attachment

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:04

A trojan is currently circulating in various email systems across the globe. Find a sample of the email below.

The email has a zip attachment and a subject line "New order 399749 from site."

If you receive this email DO NOT open the zip attachment, delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: VoiceMail Phishing Scam - Several attempts are circulating with an attached .zip file

Thu, 2014-07-24 12:16

Several phishing attempts are circulating from different senders with different file attachment names. A sample email has the subject line: "You have received a new VoiceMail". Find a sample of this email below.

Please delete any suspcious email immediately! They do NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "IT Maintenance Schedule"

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:43

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Maintenance Schedule". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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