phishing

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

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.

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Published on: 6 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

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

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

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Very Your Email". The message claims that it will delete and close your Office 365 account within 24 hours unless you confirm otherwise by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 20 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "IT Security Shutdown. Re-confirm!". The message states that an update is being carried out for every Office 365 account and to click on a fraudulent link to log in. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 20 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Opportunity", coming from MYSTERY SHOPPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT USA. The message says there is a mystery shopping assignment in your area and asks the recipient to participate by clicking on a link to "Fill Out the application form". See an example of this phishing message below.

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

This message is sent on behalf of Ghilaine Roquet, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services)

Please forward this memo to all employees who deal with financial information in your unit.

IMPORTANT: Phishing fraud targets McGill users with access to financial data, via email and Skype instant messaging

Classified as: Financial Services, phishing, fraud, financial data, email, Skype
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Published on: 15 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Account Suspended. Check Mailbox Now"". The message asks recipients to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo Mail by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 15 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Validation Required Within 48 Hrs". The message asks recipients to update their contact information by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 14 Sep 2017

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