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Phishing scam: "Subject: IT Help Desk"

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Source Site: /it

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - December 23

Tue, 2014-12-23 17:30 - 20:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Tuesday, December 23, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

Source Site: /it

Phishing scam: "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!"

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:12

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!". The message says that your email password will expire and asks you to log into a fake IT Website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Source Site: /it

Pension System users: if you use Firefox, you may see a warning message

Fri, 2014-12-05 16:33

Firefox users attempting to log into McGill’s pension site (http://www.mcgill.ca/hr/bp/pensions/access) might see a warning message stating "This Connection is Untrusted". The warning is displayed because the Mozilla organization hasn’t yet approved the security certificate used by the site.

Two workarounds are available:

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Source Site: /it

Check it before you click it!

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:44
Scam?

With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people's vacation planning, online shopping, and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores, and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what's a real email, and what's a scam.

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Source Site: /it

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "IT Service Desk Support"

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:50

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Service Desk Support". It contains a link that appears to re-activate your email account, but it goes to a completely different URL. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Source Site: /it

Phishing Scam from "Aircanada.com", Subject: Order #70189189901 successfully - Ticket and flight details

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:37

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from Air Canada, with the Subject: " Order #70189189901 successfully - Ticket and flight details". It asks recipients to download and print a ticket, which is really a .zip attachment containing malware. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is fraudulent and links to malware.

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Source Site: /it

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Library Account"

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:31

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Library Account Access". It contains a link that appears to go to the McGill WebVPN, but it goes to a completely different URL. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Source Site: /it

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) short downtime - November 27

Thu, 2014-11-27 17:00 - 17:15

The uApply system will undergo a short 15 minute downtime today Thursday, November 27, starting at 5:00 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

Source Site: /it

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - January 28

Wed, 2015-01-28 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, January 28, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

Source Site: /it