IT Services

There are multiple phishing emails targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"" and signature "IT Help Desk Office of Information Technology." The message contains a link to  Validate Email Account. Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the message; the text of the message is displayed below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 18 Oct 2017

A vulnerability with WiFi protected access II (WPA2) has been identified. The form of attack has been labeled KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs).

What does this mean?

Classified as: IT security, cyber security, KRACK, WiFi, Wireless, WPA2
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Published on: 17 Oct 2017

Cyber Security is everyone’s business! As such, McGill’s IT Services is offering a number of activities over the coming weeks as an opportunity to help raise awareness about cyber security and the importance of protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data, as well McGill’s information and information assets.

Classified as: IT security, cyber security, security awareness, online security
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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "McGill Incoming Mail On hold." and signature "McGillUniversity Team Privacy Policy | Customer Support, ©2017 Office 365 Mcgill University Support Team. All Rights Reserved." The message contains a link to  Update Server. Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the message; the text of the message is displayed below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

Update - Tuesday, October 10, 2017:
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to Validate Email Account. Click the screenshot on the left to view an example of the message.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject  "Confirm your account.". The message states that the recipient's account has been locked due to a verification process that is being enforced. To re-activate the account, the recipient is asked to click on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 6 Oct 2017

Last year McGill accepted an offer from Microsoft to move our existing Office 365 content from their U.S. data centers to their newly enabled Canadian data centers. Although using Microsoft's cloud-based data centers in the U.S. did not pose any security concerns, once their Canadian data centers were made available to us, we gladly agreed to move our data to Canadian soil, where we will continue to benefit from robust reliability, security, and privacy of industry standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 1 and SOC 2.

Classified as: Email Office 365
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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "The McGill University Update!!". The message states that the recipient's anti-virus expires in 1hr 35mins and asks them to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade their anti-virus. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

IT Services has successfully installed new critical patches for Trend Micro OfficeScan on all campus computers and laptops.


ORIGINAL MESSAGE

IT Services will be installing two new critical patches on McGill’s Antivirus server, Trend Micro OfficeScan, on all campus computers and laptops. Home computers are not affected.

The upgrade will be staggered and performed at 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm on one of the following days:

Classified as: Antivirus
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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Update - October 2, 2017:
A similar phishing email is circulating with the subject "Important Alert from McGill Admin" and signature from "The Mail Team".

Original announcement - September 15, 2017:
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill Admin Team"". The message says the recipient has unread messages and asks them to to click on a link to read it. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill from eFax Corporation. The email states you have received a fax and prompts you to click on a fraudulent link to view the message.  See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 28 Sep 2017

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for Office 2007 as of October 10, 2017. This means there will be no support for technical issues or bug fixes and no security updates for vulnerabilities.

In addition, as of October 31, 2017 Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes.

Classified as: Email Office 365
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

There are a variety of phishing emails circulating at McGill designed to look like valid document sharing notifications. One variation contains the subject "Shared Important e-Documents attached to you". The message contains a fraudulent link to "View The Shared File Here". See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box". The message talks about backing up your E-mail to Office 365and invites the recipient to click  on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

myFuture is once again available.


Original message posted September 25, 2017 at 13:41 pm

myFuture unavailable

myFuture, the online career and internship management system, is currently experiencing login issues on all four sites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on: 25 Sep 2017

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