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Phishing scam: "Your November Salary Raise"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Hey McGill - Who's up for a Fall Photo Contest?

IT Services is looking to enhance our Office 365 portal login page with McGill campus-life photos. The Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com) << shown here, is where hundreds of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff.  What better way to showcase your talent and attract recognition from the whole McGill community?

Published on : 20 Oct 2016

VPN update: Cisco AnyConnect client update to version 4.2, October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network. This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version. Windows and Linux: For Windows and Linux users, the new version, v4.2, will be automatically installed when you attempt to connect to securevpn.mcgill.ca.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Hacked” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Hacked”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 04 Oct 2016

Phishing scam: "Re: McGill University Update!!!"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to expiration of McGill e-ID Anti Virus. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to keep their account active.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (11) Unread messages blocked"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to mailbox storage limits. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to recover deleted messages.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2016

RESOLVED: Problem with anti-spam system causing delays in email

Update - Wednesday, Sept. 28. 2016: The problem described below was resolved of 10:15 today. Email delivery is back to normal. Original announcement: There is currently a problem with McGill’s anti-spam system, which is causing delays in processing incoming messages from outside McGill.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, Anti-Spam, email
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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: WARNING"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to compromised accounts. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to verify and upgrade their account.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam with multiple subjects: "Important E-Mail Notification" & "Help Desk"

There are multiple phishing emails circulating from the same sender, with content relating to McGill account access. The email subjects are "Important E-Mail Notification" and "Help Desk". The messages in both instances request that the recipient click on a link to renew their account.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: RE:Account notice

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their mailboxes are full and that they must visit a fraudulent website in order to obtain more space and be able to continue to send and receive emails.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Data Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Data Security”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: RE: Staff: New Email System Posted today September 21st, 2016

There is a phishing email circulating to users, advising that an email update is in progress and that users must visit a fraudulent website to verify their information.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: Subject: McGill Help Center

There is a phishing email circulating to users, advising that an email update is in progress and that users must visit a fraudulent website to verify their information.

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Published on : 19 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Passwords” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Passwords”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 08 Sep 2016

Email itsupport@mcgill.ca for any IT services issues

The IT Service Desk telephone service is experiencing a high volume of phone calls. Please email itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca for any IT services issues. We thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience while we work to resolve current IT systems issues.

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Published on : 06 Sep 2016