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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca IT"

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Published: 21 Mar 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca IT", and Sender: "IT Services". 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 Change your McGill Password for instructions.

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Example of this phishing message:

From: IT Services [mailto:siw [dot] gunnarsson [at] telia [dot] com]
Sent: March-21-14 9:48 AM
Subject: Mcgill.ca IT

Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Outlook Web Access which also includes faster usage on email, shared calendar, web documents and the new 2014 anti-spam version. Complete your update for our new Outlook Web Access improved web mail.

CLICK TO UPDATE.

Regards,
Mcgill.ca IT/Helpdesk Member Services

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