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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mail News Update!"

Published: 19 Mar 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mail News Update!", and Sender: "McGill University". 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. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See Change your McGill Password for instructions.

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Example of this phishing message:

This Email is from McGill University, we will be making some vital E-mail account maintenance to ensure high quality in Internet connectivity in the 2014 fight against spam and improve security, all Mail-hub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance.

To confirm and to keep your account active during and after this process Kindly Click or copy the Universal Web Link and fill the following information: http:/mcgill.ca/mail_update

McGill University•
845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 0G4•

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