phishing

Malicious email from compromised McGill account - subject: "McGILLS"

Published: 3Jul2017

There is a malicious email circulating which comes from a McGill professor's account, which was compromised. It says that the sender has "shared an Important Document ..." and contains a link to...

Phishing scam: "Library Account"

Published: 8Jun2017

There is a phishing email circulating advising customers that their library account has expired and that they must click on a fraudulent link in order to reactivate it. See an example of this...

Phishing scam: "RE: Timely Warning"

Published: 31May2017

There is a phishing email circulating asking customers to click on a link to restore their email access. See an example of this phishing message below.

Phishing scam: "Subject: Please find payment made in error and circle back"

Published: 23May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about a payment made in error to them. The email provides a link to download an attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

Global Ransomware Attack - WannaCry

Published: 16May2017

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Chers clients du compte McGill"

Published: 12May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

Published: 9May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Library Question - New Account"

Published: 19Apr2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about access to their library account expiring due to inactivity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to continue to have access to the...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Identity"

Published: 13Apr2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Identity". The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to security their identity. See an example of this phishing message...

Phishing scam: "IT-Service Password Update" (not from McGill)

Published: 7Apr2017

There is a phishing email circulating to McGill users, which tries to capitalize on our recent request for all users to reset their McGill Passwords. The email says "Your owa outlook Pass-word will...

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