There is a phishing email circulating with a fraudulent PDF attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.
For the continual improvement to our IT security service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be upgrading the antivirus version available to LAN administrators to focus on improved threat protection. This increased security measure will enable the institutional version to leverage features already available in the home version provided to the McGill community.
Update March 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm:
The problem reported earlier this afternoon was resolved at around 7:00 pm. Moneris is back to normal.
Original announcement - March 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The Moneris credit card processing system is currently unavailable. We are investigating the issue and hope to resolve it as quickly as possible.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience to you.
There is a phishing email circulating to users. It prompts users to view or download a fraudulent PDF file about findings on campus health issues. See an example of this phishing message below.
The myMcGill portal is available but will continue to be monitored.
We thank you for your patience during this disruption of service.
ORIGINAL MESSAGE - 10:00 am
The myMcGill portal is currently down. The cause is being investigated.
In the meantime, please see alternate links for access to services. We apologize for the disruption of service.
Please note McGill required all users to reset their McGill password by March 28, 10:30AM EDT. If not done, your password has been automatically reset and will need to be changed. Visit www.mcgill.ca/password to regain access to your account.
Alumni and Retirees: To facilitate the process, if you know your existing McGill Password, go to Password Update now.
The Data Warehouse will be unavailable due to an upgrade on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm (noon).
McGill is investigating unusual network activity. As a precautionary measure, we are requiring all system users to reset their McGill passwords. You have until March 28, 10:30AM EDT to make this change. For instructions on how to reset your McGill password, please visit www.mcgill.ca/password.
The icon for Microsoft Teams has been added to the Office 365 waffle menu. Unfortunately, Microsoft Teams is not yet available for the educational market, so if you select this icon you will see a message indicating that you do not have access. It is unknown at this time whether Teams will be made available under McGill's license. We thank you for your understanding.
There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "1 New Message". This email prompts users to renew their McGill account information in order not to lose access to their email services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.
RESOLVED: The McGill Marketplace is now available. Original announcement, March 13: Due to system issues, the McGill MarketPlace is currently experiencing issues and is unavailable. We are working towards a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.
For the continual improvement to our network service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be increasing network filtering focused on threat protection. This increased security measure will restrict access to the following services, such that they may only be accessed from an authenticated VPN connection or from the McGill internal network:
There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Library Account". This email prompts users to re-new their McGill account information in order not to lose access to library and other campus services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.