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

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Published: 15 Jul 2014

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. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

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Example of this phishing message:

Subject: IT Maintenance Schedule

Your Mailbox is schedule for maintenance as it has exceeded it's louted Quota as set by your IT Service Admin. This notice is to let you know that all emails sent from your account will no longer be deliver and you can no longer receive new emails. To reset your email account, you are to use the link below.

http://dnext.org.il/js/acc/

IT Service Admin

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